Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is SS Leonard Roy Harmon Launch Day? In 1943,
the SS Leonard Roy Harmon was launched in Quincy, Massachusetts. It was the first American warship to be named
for an African American. Harmon was a World War II naval hero
who courageously exposed himself to hostile gunfire to protect a shipmate and consequently was killed in action. He was awarded the Navy Cross.