Destroyer’s name honors aviator who tried to save comrade

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H/T Fox News.

A fitting tribute for Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner.    

Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner looks on during the christening ceremony for the future USS Thomas Hudner, a U.S. Navy destroyer named in his honor, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, Saturday. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Naval aviator Thomas Hudner watched helplessly as a fellow fighter pilot’s plane turned into a death trap after a crash-landing behind enemy lines during the Korean War. The injured pilot was pinned in the cockpit, unable to escape from the burning plane.

The lieutenant did the only thing he could to help: He crash-landed his own plane, climbed out and tried to save his comrade, Ensign Jesse Brown.

“What Tom did is one of the greatest feats of bravery in any war,” said Adam Makos, who wrote a book about the aviator called “Devotion.”

The 92-year-old…

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