The US does not usually name warships for living persons although they have made exceptions. I am happy they have made an exception and will name a destroyer for Captain Thomas Hudner USN, MH. I am linking two articles as one has a nice picture of Captain Hudner and one gives a few more details about the actions that led to his Medal of Honor. I have met him many times and he is as fine a gentleman as you could care to meet. Navy to name warship after Thomas J. Hudner, Korean War hero from Massachusetts - The Boston Globe Navy to name warship after Bay State war hero - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com also WIKI for those interested in historical details. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_J._Hudner,_Jr. Captain Hudner is 87 now, walks a bit slower than he did 10 years ago but he is fully alert mentally and enjoying life. Happy he is being honored now!!!