SCIO, N.Y. — A Navy missile destroyer named for Medal of Honor recipient Jason Dunham of western New York is being commissioned in Florida this weekend.

The $1.1 billion warship arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale last Friday. The ship’s official commissioning ceremony is scheduled for Saturday.

The 510-foot vessel is named for Dunham, a 22-year-old Marine corporal from Scio in Allegany County who died in Iraq in 2004 when he threw himself on a grenade to protect his comrades. President George W. Bush presented Dunham’s parents with the Medal of Honor in January 2007.

The USS Jason Dunham was built in Bath where Deb Dunham christened the ship in honor of her son last summer.