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Welcome to the destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) official website.



The Shield:

Dark Blue and Gold, the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, represent the sea and excellence. The gold double chevrons denote support and protection, also honoring the ships named for Admiral Sherman. The eight stars symbolize various medals and citations awarded to Admiral Sherman. The two stars, on each side of the trident, also highlights the squadrons Admiral Sherman was assigned and commanded during various times in his naval career. The trident represents maritime dominion. The lightning flashes suggest the USS FORREST SHERMAN’s quick strike capability of the modern AEGIS weapon system. The blue and white colors of the shield refer to the colors of the Chief of Naval Operations flag, in which Admiral Sherman was the youngest man appointed to the position. The palm fronds denote his service in the Pacific area. The star with the anchor symbolizes the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL awarded to Admiral Sherman for his exceptional service, preparing for campaigns in the Pacific Ocean area. The purple anchor implies his award of the PURPLE HEART as the Commander of the USS WASP.

The Crest:

The heraldic winged lion reflects Admiral Sherman’s vigilance and courage, demonstrated during his distinctive naval and aviation service. The cross patee commemorates his award of the NAVAL CROSS for his heroism as commanding officer of the USS WASP and Flag Captain to the Commander of a Task Force during the occupation of Tulagi-Guadacanal and other operations. The terrestrial glove suggests Admiral Sherman’s versatile naval career from the sea to shore, holding positions in both on the sea and land-base. The crossed office sword and enlisted cutlass symbolize cooperation and teamwork.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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