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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Ingalls christens newest destroyer, the John Finn

Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the U.S. Navy's 29th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer, the John Finn (DDG 113), on Saturday in front of nearly 1,000 guests.

The destroyer is named John Finn after the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. Finn earned the honor for machine-gunning Japanese warplanes for more than two hours during the December 1941 attack on Pearl

Harbor, though he'd been shot in the foot and shoulder and was suffering from shrapnel wounds. He retired as a lieutenant after 30 years of service and died at age 100 in 2010.

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