Navy to commission new Arleigh Burke destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

November 29, 2018


Nov. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner during a Dec. 1 ceremony in Boston, Mass., at 10 a.m.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the ceremonies principal address with Hudner’s widow and the wife of retired Vice Adm. Michael Miller as sponsors, the Navy announced on Wednesday.

USS Thomas Hudner is named after the naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., who was awarded the decoration in 1951 for heroism in the Korean War. It will be the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Thomas Hudner.

Hudner was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in April.

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