Ship named for Medal of Honor recipient Ralph Johnson to be commissioned in March in Charleston

Written by Prentiss Finlay and reprinted from The Post and Courier A new Navy destroyer will embody the selfless spirit of its namesake, Charlestonian Ralph Johnson, who leaped on a grenade, absorbing its deadly blast and saving the life of a fellow Marine in Vietnam, the ship’s commander Jason Patterson said. The legacy of Johnson’s …

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