Navy’s Newest Ship to Be Named for Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley, Vietnam War Hero – Military.com

I saw this on Military.com today – Navy’s Newest Ship to Be Named for Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley, Vietnam War Hero: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/11/navys-newest-ship-be-named-marine-sgt-maj-john-canley-vietnam-war-hero.html.

11 November 2020 Military.com | By Gina Harkins

Another Navy expeditionary sea base will be named for a Marine Corps hero who earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam.

The Navy announced on the Marine Corps’ 245th birthday that a future mobile sea base will be named for retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who was awarded the nation’s top valor award in 2018 for saving scores of his comrades during one of the Vietnam War’s deadliest battles.

“ESB-6 will be named USS John L. Canley to honor a man who has exemplified all that has made our service strong, and our nation thrive,” Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said Tuesday. “Then-Gunnery Sergeant Canley led his men through the Battle of Hue City, going above and beyond the call of duty as he carried wounded Marines to safety and drove the enemy from a fortified position.”

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/11/navys-newest-ship-be-named-marine-sgt-maj-john-canley-vietnam-war-hero.html

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1 Response to Navy’s Newest Ship to Be Named for Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley, Vietnam War Hero – Military.com

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Glad they are doing it in his honor

    Liked by 1 person

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