USS Barry to visit Guadalcanal for Battle of Guadalcanal 75th Anniversary

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III,
USS Barry Public Affairs

HONIARA, Guadalcanal (Aug. 4, 2017) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew Fryer, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), stands at parade rest while pulling into Guadalcanal for a port visit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Guadalcanal Campaign. The 75th commemoration is a tribute to courage, service, and sacrifice of those who fought in the Guadalacanal Campaign of World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III/Released)

HONIARA, Guadalcanal (Aug. 3, 2017) – The destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive at the port of Honiara, Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands, Aug. 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Barry, commanded by Cmdr. Dave Huljack, is an Arleigh Burke class AEGIS guided-missile destroyer; 505 feet in length; displacing nearly 9,000 tons; hosting an approximate crew size of 280.

While in Honiara, the crew is looking forward to participating in various ceremonies, memorial services, a parade, community volunteer events, sporting events, and indulging in the local culture with traditional food and dance.

USS Barry is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support and stability in the IndoAsia-Pacific region.

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