On 23 April, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the name of the newest San Antonio –class amphibious transport dock ship. The tenth ship of the class, LPD-26, is to be named for recently deceased Representative John P. Murtha (D-PA). Americans are—or should be—well acquainted with Murtha’s national service in the Vietnam War and Congress. However, many citizens know the name with less than a positive reaction. This move—naming the ship after him—strains credibility. What was the Navy thinking?