DDG-69 USS MILIUS US NAVY Military Patch Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch DECK DIVISION


"DDG 69"
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The USS Milius (DDG-69) is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy. Her namesake is Commander Paul L. Milius (1928-1968) of U.S. Navy squadron VO-67. His aircraft was hit over Laos in 1968 and he ordered his crew to bail out. Although he exited his aircraft, he was never recovered. Commander Milius received the Navy Cross in 1968. The motto of the ship is "Alii Prae Me" (Others before me). In January 2005, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance. On 6 December 2006, the ship successfully launched a Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile for the first time in a test of the Block IV configuration. The launch took place in the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range off of California. The missile flew 869 miles before impacting its target on the land range at China Lake, California.On 12 September 2007, the U.S. embassy in the Philippines stated that the arrival of the missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon and USS Milius was a goodwill visit to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the Philippines

SIZE:  5"  X  4 1/2"