ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s congressional delegation says the U.S. Navy plans to name a new guided-missile destroyer after the late former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the news Friday.
Jeremiah Denton was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965 and blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a TV interview the following year.
Stevens died in a plane crash in Alaska in 2010.
At the time of his death, he had been the longest continuously serving U.S. senator, with a tenure that lasted between 1968 and 2009.