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Destroyer Named After Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta to Be Commissioned Next Summer

The long-planned destroyer named for Navy Cross recipient and United States Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta will be commissioned next summer. Peralta died in Fallujah, Iraq, on November 15th, 2004, while clearing buildings in the city.  He was shot in the head by a ricocheting bullet fragment and fell to the floor. While laying on the …

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