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DDG-79 USS Oscar Austin Navy Guided Missile Destroyer Military Patch HONOR AND SACRIFICE

 USS OSCAR AUSTIN
GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
"DDG 79"
HONOR AND SACRIFICE
Military Patch

USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Oscar Austin is named for Private First Class Oscar P. Austin, USMC, a recipient of the Medal of Honor.  Oscar Austin was commissioned 19 August 2000. Oscar Austin's maiden deployment in late 2002 resulted in her participation in the opening strikes of Operations Iraqi Freedom. Oscar Austin recently deployed in September 2005, once again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The ship returned from a successful deployment in March 2006. As of 2007, Oscar Austin was operating in DESRON 26.


SIZE:  5"  X  4"