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Three destroyers to be named after military heroes at ceremony tomorrow


Last updated 9/19/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - Three destroyers will be named after military heroes with San Diego County ties at a ceremony tomorrow, the Navy announced today.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers will be the USS John Finn, USS Ralph Johnson and USS Rafael Peralta. Family members of each namesake are scheduled to attend the ceremony at Navy Base San Diego, according to the Navy.

Finn, a longtime San Diego County resident, manned a machine gun at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the attack on Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. He fired at Japanese aircraft for more than two hours despite being shot in the...

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