Former Arizona Congress rep becomes 1st living woman with ship named in her honor


MOBILE, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Arizona Congress member, Gabrielle Giffords, was in Mobile Wednesday to officially brand a piece of aluminum plate with her initials.

The plate will be part of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords. The vessel, built in Mobile, will be the only naval ship to be named after a living woman.

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