The USNS Harvey Milk
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Gay activist Harvey Milk ‘to be honored with US Navy ship’
29 July 2016
The US Navy is set to name a ship after gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, according to a report by the US Naval Institute News.
The tanker, which is yet to be built, will be called the USNS Harvey Milk,
USNI News said.
It cited a notification signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians in the US and was killed a year after winning election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
He served in the US Navy in his youth as a diving officer during the Korean War before being honorably discharged.
Milk was wearing his Navy belt buckle when he was shot dead.