The closing ceremony for the display ship USS Barry occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Saturday, Oct. 17. More than 160 attendees at the ceremony, including approximately 30 former Barry crew members, heard a wonderful overview of the USS Barry and the service it had provided this country through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. Commissioned in 1956, the Barry served 26 years in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets earning two battle stars. It was decommissioned in 1982 and began its new career as a display ship at the Washington Navy Yard in 1983 where it has served as part of the Navy Museum and a landmark on the Anacostia River for more than 30 years. The Barry will be towed from the Navy Yard in either late December or early January for dismantling at a scrapyard.

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