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Navy to name new destroyer after Inouye

The Navy will announce that a new destroyer will be named after U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, one of the most influential members of the Senate during his 50-year tenure, a tenacious fighter for the betterment of Hawaii and a stalwart military supporter.Inouye died Dec. 17 of a respiratory ailment at age 88.The Arleigh-Burke destroyer, DDG-118, will be named after Inouye as part of future years defense planning, sources said.U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a release that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus called her today and confirmed the plans.\I am pleased that Secretary Mabus called me to let me know that the Navy would name a destroyer after Sen. Inouye. Secretary Mabus informed me that he had tried to name a ship after Senator while he was still alive