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About USS Caron DD-970

USS Caron (DD-970) was a Spruance-class destroyer.

The ship was named for Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne M. Caron (1946–1968), who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Caron was laid down by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The USS Caron made her last overseas deployment to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf from June to December 2000. She was decommissioned on 15 October 2001 and was scuttled off the coast of Puerto Rico on 4 December 2002 during ordnance testing.





USS Caron DD-970


USS Caron DD-970 Combat Action Ribbon
USS Caron DD-970 Joint Meritorious Unit Award  USS Caron DD-970 Navy Unit CommendationUSS Caron DD-970 Meritorious Unit Commendation
USS Caron DD-970 Coast Guard Meritorious Unit CommendationUSS Caron DD-970 Battle Efficiency RibbonUSS Caron DD-970 Navy Expeditionary Medal
USS Caron DD-970 National Defense Service MedalUSS Caron DD-970 Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalUSS Caron DD-970 Southwest Asia Service Medal
USS Caron DD-970 Sea Service Deployment RibbonUSS Caron DD-970 Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)USS Caron DD-970 Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)