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The U.S. Navy will name one of its ships after gay rights activist and liberal politician Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay man to hold public office in California.

The Navy will name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler after Milk.  The ship will be officially titled USNS Harvey Milk.

The announcement was made by Ray Mambus, the secretary of the Navy. He will not release any more details about the ship until the formal naming announcement.

Milk came from a Navy family, according to the report, and joined in 1951, when he served as a diving officer doing the Korean War. Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 7.48.06 PM

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