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Keel Laid 11 December 1998 - Launched & Christened 20 November 1999<br/><br/>
 
Keel Laid 11 December 1998 - Launched & Christened 20 November 1999<br/><br/>
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Latest revision as of 15:52, 30 June 2020

Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Arleigh Burke (Flight IIA) Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 11 December 1998 - Launched & Christened 20 November 1999

  1. USS HOWARD DDG-83
  2. Commissioned 20 October 2001
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 19981211 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Howard DDG-83 Covers Page 1    (1998-2017)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96667-1274)

2001-10-20

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20011020 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20011020 2 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type FDC F

"FIRST DAY
IN COMMISSION"

2001-10-20

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20011020 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20011020 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96667-1274)

2006-03-16

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 1 Front.jpg

Serviced by Rich Hoffner


 

Locy Type
9-2(n+) (USS,FPO
AP 96667-1274)

2006-03-16

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 1 Front.jpg

Serviced by Rich Hoffner


 

Locy Type
11-2n+ (USS,
FPO AP 96667)

2017-11-11

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20171111 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20171111 1 Front.jpg

Veterans Day, cachet by Mike Brock


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-12-08

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20081208 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20081208 1 Front.jpg

Serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
Meter PVI1
(#00097811-01)
FPO AP 96667-1274

2006-03-16

GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 1 Meter.jpg
GregCiesielski Howard DDG83 20060316 1 Front.jpg

Serviced by Rich Hoffner

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie Earl Howard, USMC (July 27 1929 - November 12 1993).
Howard received recruit training with the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. He was promoted to Private First Class upon graduation from recruit training in January 1951, then remained at the Recruit Depot as a drill instructor until December 1951.
After completing advanced infantry training in February 1952, he was ordered to Korea where he was assigned duty as a forward observer with the 4.2” Mortar Company, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. For his service in Korea, he was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart with Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart, the Navy Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with four bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He was a promoted to Corporal in March 1952.
Staff Sergeant Howard led an eighteen-man reconnaissance patrol in a fierce battle against a battalion of Viet Cong in June 1966. As a result of his heroic actions, Howard become the sixth U.S. Marine to be awarded the Nation’s highest honor for heroism in combat in Vietnam. The Medal of Honor was presented by President Lyndon B. Johnson in White House ceremonies on August 21 1967.
In addition to being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Hill 488, for wounds received in action against insurgent Communist forces in Vietnam on June 16 1966, Howard received a gold star in lieu of a third Purple Heart. Members of Howard's platoon were honored for their actions in this fight — four Navy Crosses and thirteen Silver Stars.
Howard retired from the Marine Corps on March 31 1977 at the rank of First Sergeant.

The ships sponsor is Theresa M. Howard, 1stSgt Jimmie Howard's widow.

 


 

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