Asian-Americans lobby to name US Navy ship for Philippine sailor Telesforo Trinidad

Asian-Americans, veterans and civilians in the US and the Philippines are campaigning to name a warship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago, earning him a prestigious and rare Medal of Honour.Supporters say naming a ship for Telesforo Trinidad would honour not just the only Asian-American in the US Navy granted the nation’s highest award for valour, but the tens of thousands of Filipinos and Americans of Filipino descent…

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