The USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As an Arleigh Burke class destroyer for the US Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
The USS Jason Dunham is named after Corporal Jason Lee Dunham, a Marine who served from 2000-2004 and won the Medal of Honor “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader.”
Commissioned on 12 November 2010, the USS Jason Dunham has a displacement of approximately 9,200 long tons and stretches some 510 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home for two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
The obverse contains a montage of the ship’s namesake, Corporal Jason Lee Dunham, with the Medal of Honor above all, a portside view of the USS James E. Williams cutting through the water, and the words “Always Faithful, Always Strong.” The reverse displays the seal of the USS Jason Dunham.
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