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Kudos to Republican Representative Duncan Hunter from San Deigo, CA!  I’ve always liked this man!  ▬ Donna Calvin

 

 

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy’s decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

The decision, announced Tuesday, “appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy’s history and tradition,” Hunter said in press release.

Hunter, who served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that if the Navy wanted to recognize “the Hispanic contribution to our nation, many other names come to mind.”

Hunter mentioned Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, killed in combat in Iraq and nominated for the Medal of Honor.

“Peralta is one of many Hispanic war heroes — some of whom are worthy of the same recognition,” Hunter said.

He also mentioned as worthy of having a ship named for him the late John Finn, the recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions on Dec. 7, 1941.

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