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U.S. Navy to name ship after gay rights activist Harvey Milk


Gay rights activist and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk is set to receive a posthumous honor from the U.S. Navy, which will name a ship after him. 

The tanker, which is part of a series of ships named after civil rights leaders, will be named USNS Harvey Milk, according to the U.S. Naval Institute News, which quoted a Congressional notification. 

Milk, who served as a diving officer in San Diego during the Korean War before being honorably discharged, was one of the first openly gay politicians in the U.S.. 

Harvey Milk was a diving officer in the U.S. Navy before starting his career in politics.

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