04 August 2017

USA: USS Barry to visit Guadalcanal for Battle of Guadalcanal 75th anniversary

By MC2 William Collins III, USS Barry Public Affairs

USS Barry (DDG 52) file photo (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar) >>

HONIARA, Guadalcanal - The destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive at the port of Honiara, Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands on August 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 Indo-Asia-Pacific region.