Navy honors naturalized Mexican vet

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Navy honors naturalized Mexican vet

Post by Parrotpaul » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:41 am

The latest Arleigh Burke Navy Destroyer was christened earlier today in honor of Rafael Peralta who died in service in Iraq 2004. Peralta was a 1997 graduate of Morse HS in San Diego. Hmmm, ironic... the only public high school in Bath is Morse HS...I graduated from MHS in 1961.

BATH — Rafael Peralta was so eager to serve his adopted country that the Mexican native enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps the same day that he received his immigration green card.

By the time Peralta was killed in action “clearing houses” during the Second Battle of Falluja in Iraq four years later, he was a rising 25-year-old Marine Corps sergeant – and a nationalized U.S. citizen who kept a copy of the U.S. Constitution on his bedroom wall at home.

On Saturday, members of Peralta’s family gathered with more than 1,000 other people at Bath Iron Works to help christen a U.S. Navy destroyer that will bear his name. The USS Rafael Peralta is the 35th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by BIW since 1989 and one of six destroyers now at various stages of construction at BIW.


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http://www.pressherald.com/2015/10/31/b ... -saturday/
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Post by John Q. Public » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:41 am

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You might want to pass along to the Press Herald that the word is "naturalized."
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Post by Parrotpaul » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:59 am

Good point. :D

No need...first post in the comments section.

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Post by John Q. Public » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:35 pm

Damn socalits are even taking over Mexicans now. :-xxx

Speaking of naturalization, I saw this picture of a kids' ceremony yesterday. Pretty good Trump.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:53 pm

That's funny.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:21 pm

Kevin's response to my FYI Email...sounds Freudian.

Kevin....the term is “naturalized.” :D

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Yikes, I knew that. Sometimes the fingers don't type what I'm thinking.


Thanks for pointing that out!


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Post by Parrotpaul » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:46 am

Interesting... the LA Times ran this story, but the San Diego Union-Tribune did not... at least I couldn't find it.
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Post by Troglodyte » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:43 am

It fits the LA Times agenda, Illegals and Mexican immigrants good..
The San Diego U-T is awash in "news" about Mexicans, mostly negative....
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I fully support a ship being named after a naturalized US citizen hero like this one, but it is hardly news about similar honors bestowed on naturalized citizens, even those who were never naturalized. :wink:
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Post by Parrotpaul » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:24 pm

There aren't a whole lot of Navy war ships being named after naturalized California Mexican-American war heroes. Pretty cool news for any community...Union Tribune should have carried it, IMO.
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Post by John Q. Public » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:38 pm

Odd that they didn't cover it. It's local, and it's run by the same Board as the Times.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Union Tribune isn't even mentioned this Google search.

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid= ... el+Peralta
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Post by Troglodyte » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:11 pm

Pretty narrow definition, Paul...
Marquis de Lafayette, A French aristocrat, never a US citizen, has had many towns, bridges, ans ships named after him for his help in the revolutionary war...
General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Skyway bridge named after Casimir Pulaski, the Polish military leader who helped train and lead Continental Army troops in the American Revolutionary War.
To name just a couple.. Lest we forget that all of our "forefathers" who led the revolution were factually English citizens, and no records exist that they were ever naturalized US citizens. :wink:
I'm pretty sure with a little digging we can find many more non citizens being honored...
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Re: Navy honors naturalized Mexican vet

Post by Parrotpaul » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:23 pm

Rafael Peralta was a citizen.
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Post by Brooke » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:42 pm

I wonder how many native born American citizens are warrior/heroes worthy of having a ship named after them?
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Post by John Q. Public » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:08 pm

Probably easy enough to look up. You could start by looking up Navy and Marine Medal of Honor recipients.
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Re: Navy honors naturalized Mexican vet

Post by Parrotpaul » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:01 am

Here, I'll help... Navy conventions for naming ships. Its a good starting point for you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... onventions
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Post by Troglodyte » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:57 pm

Most US warships are named after navy and marine heroes, Brooke... That's a no brainer.
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Post by Brooke » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:48 pm

Right Trog, so how does that change my question?

It doesn't.

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Post by Parrotpaul » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:50 pm

Do your own research. Let us know what you find out.
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Re: Navy honors naturalized Mexican vet

Post by John Q. Public » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:17 pm

Or you can wait for Ann Coulter to write a column condemning non-citizens who gave their lives for our country.
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