"Even the media is questioning Secretary Mabus's decision to name a new ship after Mr. Murtha," Russell said. "The Washington Times called it (Mr. Murtha's) 'highest undeserved honor,' and as a veteran I find this particularly offensive. In fact, I stood up against Mr. Murtha's comments back in 2008 when it was a matter of conviction and not just political expediency. I was even threatened for my position of defending those brave Marines."
Russell has called on veteran's groups around the country to express their displeasure with the Navy Secretary's decision.
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