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DD-950 USS Richard S. Edwards Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer Military Patch

USS RICHARD S. EDWARDS

 DD-950

SIZE:  4 1/2" Round

TOP QUALITY EMBROIDERED PATCH

HEAT SEALED BACKING

USS Richard S. Edwards (DD-950) , named for Admiral Richard Stanislaus Edwards USN (1885–1956), was a Forrest Sherman class destroyer built by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company at Seattle in Washington and launched on 24 September 1957 by Mrs. W. B. Franke; and commissioned 5 February 1959, Comdr. Richard R. Law in command. She was decommissioned 15 December 1982, stricken 7 February 1990, and sunk as a target ship off the coast of Kauai on 12 May 1997. Richard S. Edwards received six battle stars for service off Vietnam.