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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Feb 2024 5:26 a.m. PST

The U.S. Navy will name its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer for World War II hero Charles Jackson French, who saved 15 of his fellow sailors from certain death by exposure or execution. In a daring feat of strength and endurance following an enemy attack that sank the USS Gregory on Sept. 5, 1942, French swam his shipmates out of danger by towing their life raft with a line tied around his waist. The feat earned him the nickname "The Human Tugboat" and "Hero of the Solomons."…

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Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2024 5:37 a.m. PST

Hopefully he does receive the Medal of Honor which I believe he richly deserves for his heroism.

mjkerner28 Feb 2024 9:49 a.m. PST

Absolutely, Mess Attendant Charles French deserves the CMOH!

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