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Navy Honors Cesar Chavez

The segment was pre-empted by President Obama's speech on the Middle East.

Paul Chavez stands in front of a picture of his father, Cesar. The newest cargo ship being built at NAASCO will be named the USNS Cesar Chavez after the late civil rights leader.
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Above: Paul Chavez stands in front of a picture of his father, Cesar. The newest cargo ship being built at NAASCO will be named the USNS Cesar Chavez after the late civil rights leader.

Navy Ship Gets Labor Leader's Name

The Navy Secretary made it official Wednesday, the last in a line of massive new cargo ships will carry the name Cesar Chavez. The news was heralded by the people building the ship in San Diego. Listen to the story.

Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union, has been the recipient of many posthumous honors, including a state holiday. Yesterday, the Secretary of the Navy announced in San Diego that Chavez would receive another honor, a new Navy supply ship would be named after him.

But one of San Diego's congressmen has a problem with that.

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HarryStreet | May 19, 2011 at 10:59 a.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

We have more important issues than to argue over the naming of navy ships!

Duncan Hunter should focus on the economy, affordable education, affordable healthcare, balancing the budget, reduce government spending.

I'm a veteran and couldn't care less if they name a ship after Mickey Mouse!

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HarryStreet | May 19, 2011 at 11:01 a.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

Would Duncan Hunter prefer the name to be Duncan Donuts?

Get with the program! You're paid by taxpayer money, Duncan. Earn it!!

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