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U.S. Navy names ship after U.S. Senator John McCain

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Another name is added to the USS John S McCain.  Arizona Senator John S. McCain III was honored with the naming of the missile destroyer.

He joins his father and grandfather, which the battleship is already dedicated to.

All three men were recognized for their distinguished service to the Navy.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer addressed sailors aboard the ship in Yokosuka, Japan.

“I am deeply honored to be added to the name of the naval destroyer USS John S. McCain,” said Senator McCain. “My father and grandfather dedicated their entire lives to their naval service. The greatest honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes, and I look back with incredible gratitude for my formative years in the Navy. I hope the generations of sailors who will serve aboard the USS McCain will find the same fulfillment that my family does in serving a cause greater than oneself.”

John McCain III served as a Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War.

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