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DDG-68 USS Sullivans Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch COURAGE HONOR COMMITMENT

 USS THE SULLIVANS
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
"DDG 68"
WE STICK TOGETHER
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USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), an Arleigh Burke-class "Aegis" guided missile destroyer, is the second ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for the five Sullivan brothers — George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Albert Sullivan, aged 20 to 27 — who lost their lives when their ship, USS Juneau, was sunk by a Japanese submarine in November 1942 in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (the first ship named for them was DD-537). This was the greatest military loss by any one American family during World War II. In 2000 a group affiliated with Al Qaeda attempted to attack and destroy The Sullivans, but the attackers' boat sank before the attack could be carried out. The ship was commissioned on 19 April 1997, with Commander Gerard D. Roncolato in command.Upon her commissioning, the ship was given the motto that is thought to have been spoken by the brothers when asked to separate during World War II, "We Stick Together."


SIZE:  5"  X  4"