16 Apr '12, 8pm

Navy Names Zumwalt Class Destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson ズムウォルト級駆逐艦3番艦は「リンドン・B・ジョンソン」と命名。

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson, designated DDG 1002, continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents and honors the nation’s 36th president. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson is the 34th ship named by the Navy after a U.S. president. “I am pleased to honor President Johnson with the naming of this ship,” Mabus said. “His dedication to a life of public service included bravely stepping forward to fight for his country during our entry into World War II.” A Texas congressman, Johnson was the first member of Congress to enlist in the military following the start of World War II. After his naval service, Johnson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1948, where he served as both minority and majority leader before being elected vice president Nov. 8, ...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15190

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