US Navy Launches Ship Named For Harvey Milk [Video]

San Diego’s Fox News affiliate reports:

The Navy christened its latest ship Saturday, a replenishment oiler named after slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk, during a ceremony in San Diego. The USNS Harvey Milk is the second ship in the Navy’s John Lewis class of fleet replenishment oilers, which will serve to refuel Navy ships at sea.

The John Lewis-class of ships are each planned to be named after notable civil rights leaders and activists. Milk served in the Navy during the Korean War as a diving officer, then became the first openly gay elected official in California when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

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