Boat for Barry?
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.”