Boat for Barry?

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

If the late sen­a­tor’s sup­port­ers in Congress have their way one of the na­tion’s fu­ture nu­clear air­craft car­ri­ers will be chris­tened the USS Barry M. Gold­wa­ter.

Rep. Tom Tan­credo, Colorado Repub­li­can, is be­hind a res­o­lu­tion to name one of the U.S. Navy’s new car­ri­ers af­ter the for­mer Ari­zona sen­a­tor, who was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps dur­ing World War II and later a ma­jor gen­eral in the Air Force Re­serve.

Born in the Ari­zona Ter­ri­tory in 1909, Mr. Gold­wa­ter was elected to the Phoenix City Coun­cil in 1949 and went on to be­come U.S. sen­a­tor from 1953 to 1965 and again from 1969 to 1987. He was nom­i­nated by the Repub­li­can Party as its can­di­date for pres­i­dent in 1964.

Mr. Tan­credo praised Mr. Gold­wa­ter for be­ing an “avid a pro­po­nent of a strong na­tional de­fense as he was a staunch op­po­nent of com­mu­nism and to­tal­i­tar­i­an­ism.”

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