Navy ship to be named USS Thad Cochran

After his passing nearly seven months ago, the US Navy announced they will name a ship after former US Senator Thad Cochran.

The announcement came today from Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Spencer said the future guided-missile destroyer will be called the USS Thad Cochran.

The senator served six years in the House before winning a Senate seat in 1978. Senator Cochran was the 10th longest serving senator in history when he resigned amid health concerns in April 2018.

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