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USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG-124)


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Named by SecNav Jul 28 2016.

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Barnum 122kColonel Harvey Curtiss Barnum Jr., born July 21, 1940, is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. He was the fourth Marine to receive the medal for valor in Vietnam. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1989 after more than 27 years of service. Barnum served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs from July 23, 2001 to January 20, 2009. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from January 21, 2009 to April 30, 2009.Ron Reeves
Barnum 245k160728-N-N0101-001. Washington, July 28 2016, a photo illustration announcing that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Colonel Barnum also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs. This is the sixth ship that Secretary Mabus has named honoring a Medal of Honor recipient. The ship will be constructed at Bath Iron Works, a division of General Dynamics in Maine and is expected to enter the Navy fleet in 2024. The ship will be 509 feet long, have a beam length of 59 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 30 knots. (U.S. Navy photo illustration.Ron Reeves
Barnum 68kJuly 22 2016, Medal of Honor recipient Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. talks with Spc. Gregory Tidwell at the Fort Belvoir Soldier and Family Assistance Center Friday during a free clothing distribution event. Photo Credit: Brittany Carlson.Tommy Trampp
Barnum 42kJuly 28 2016, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. Harvey Barnum attend the ship-naming ceremony of the Navy’s newest destroyer in honor of Barnum at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Photo: Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Marine Corps.Tommy Trampp

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