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Navy Ship Named After Marine Medal of Honor Recipient

  • Communication Directorate
  • Jan. 15, 2021 | 1:13

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Jan. 15, 2021, that a U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base has been named after Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Robert Simanek. The namesake of ESB-7 earned the nation’s highest medal for valor for his actions during the Korean War when he unhesitatingly threw himself on a deadly missile to shield his fellow Marines from serious injury or death. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Aaron Patterson). For a descriptive transcript text document of this video, contact Kim Hardison at