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USS DEHAVEN (DD-727)

 

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Initiator of the DeSoto Patrols (DeHaven Special Operations off TsingtaO)

 

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USS JENKINS (DDE- 447)

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USS BOYD (DD- 544)

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USS COLAHAN (DD- 658)

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USS ALLEN M SUMNER (DD- 692)

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USS WILLARD KEITH (DD- 775) Hank Ketcham creator of Dennis the Menace was given a VIP ride on the Willard Keith in 1954, from San Francisco to Long Beach, CA.. To show his appreciation he designed the ships plaque and this is the patch that came from that design!

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USS SAMUEL B. Roberts

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Both styles of Fletcher class USS TRATHEN (DD-530) In service 1943 to 1965

 

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USS COWELL (DD-547) Fletcher class In service 1943 to 1971 HAVE GUNS WILL TRAVEL, Vietnam Gunline

 

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....with the Welcome Aboard pamphlet

 

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USS HAILEY (DD-556) Fletcher class destroyer in service 1943 to 1960

 

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USS ROSS (DD-563) Fletcher class destroyer in service 1944 to 1959

 

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USS LEWIS HANCOCK (DD-675) Fletcher class destroyer in service 1943 to 1957

 

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USS HUGH PURVIS (DD-709) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1945 to 1972

 

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USS LYMAN K. SWENSON (DD-729) Allen M. Sumner class in service 1944 to 1971

 

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Three different Japanese made patches, one marked 'Made in Japan'

The larger patch only has five diamonds on the sail rather than the usual six

 

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USS FECHTELER (DDR-870) Gearing class.  She was a radar picket destroyer from 1953 to 1963

A felt and an embroidered patch

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USS BUCK DD-761

 

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USS CAPERTON DD-650

 

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USS LAWS DD-558

 

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USS MANLEY DD-940

 

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USS TINGEY DD-539

 

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USS VOGELGESANG DD-862

 

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USS GAINARD (DD-706)

 

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USS ZELLARS DD-777

 

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Class leader USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-951) In service 1955 to 1982

Three types of her patches, the first one with no name is difficult to find as it usually goes unrecognized as a USN destroyer patch

 

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USS O'BANNON (DD-987) Spruance class in service 1979 to 2005, Cold Warrior and Persian Gulf vet

 

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USS O'BANNON DD-987 DISCIPLINE, PRIDE, PERFORMANCE, Swiss-Tex from the ships' store

 

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Ten years after the 1979 Iranian Crisis, the USN was still on watch in the Persian Gulf as the Iran-Iraq war dragged on

 

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USS O'BANNON 1989 Persian Gulf cruise just prior to Desert Shield/Storm

 

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...and an encore with the Middle East Force (Bahrain) Persian Gulf Cruise 1995

 

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USS BENNER (DD-807) DESRON 9 Gearing class in service 1945 to 1970

 

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USS KEPPLER (DD/DDE-765) Gearing class Destroyer in service 1947 to 1972

 

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"The Moose was Loose"

USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980) Operation Urgent Fury, Invasion of Grenada

She was with the USS Independence Task Group 20.5 off of Saline Point during the landings in 1983

 

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Spruance class destroyer USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980) Operation Urgent Fury 1983

 

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In service 1978 to 2000, Grenada, Gulf War, Swiss-Tex patch from the ships' store

 

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More Than Required

 

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USS BLUE (DD-744) Allen M. Sumner class destroyer in service 1944 to 1971

 

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USS BRAINE (DD-630) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1971, Japanese cut edge

 

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