The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
Destroyer to be Named in Honor of WWII Hero
A new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer (DDG-122) will be named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, Aug. 16. Basilone received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Guadalcanal and the posthumous Navy Cross for his actions in Iwo Jima.