U S Navy - Uss John S. Mccain | Ddg-56 Challenge Coin
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This is a great looking US NAVY - USS McCain (DDG-56) challenge coin. Coin has reeded edges & is about 1 9/16" in diameter. Front side of coin is printed & colorized while the rear side is raised lettering & gold plated. Coin is contained in an acrylic air tight holder. USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is part of the Seventh Fleet, & she has her homeport at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. She is part of Destroyer Squadron 15. This warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr & John S. McCain, Jr, both Admirals in the United States Navy. John S. McCain, Sr., commanded the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, & acted as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force during the latter stages of World War II. John S. McCain, Jr., commanded the U.S. Navy submarines USS Gunnel & USS Dentuda during World War II. Subsequently he held a number of posts, rising to Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Command before retiring in 1972. These men were the grandfather & father of Senator John S. McCain III. Name: USS John S. McCain Namesake: John S, McCain, Sr. & John S. McCain, Jr. Ordered: 13 December 1988 Builder: Bath Iron Works Laid down: 3 September 1991 Launched: 26 September 1992 Commissioned: 2 July 1994 Homeport: Yokosuka, Japan Motto: Fortune Favors the Brave Status: in active service Badge: USS John S. McCain DDG-56 Crest.png U S Navy - Uss John S. Mccain | Ddg-56 Challenge Coin

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