Rosa Peralta is flanked by family as she christens the USS Rafael Peralta on Saturday at Bath Iron Works. The ship is named for Peralta’s son, a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who was killed in action in 2004 in Iraq. The ship is the 35th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at BIW.

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