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USS Hué City CG-66

USS Hué City (CG-66) is a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of Hue, fought in the city during the Tet Offensive 1968 by the 1st Marine Regiment (composed of 1st Battalion/1st Marines, 1st Battalion/5th Marines, 2nd Battalion/5th Marines and attached units) during the Vietnam War. The three battalion commanders were the honored guests at her 1991 commissioning. Annually the ship hosts a Battle of Hue Memorial Service attended by ship's company and veterans of the battle from the Marines, Navy corpsmen, and attached units.

Hué City is the only U.S. Navy ship named for a Vietnam War battle, although it had been planned to name LHA-5 as USS Khe Sanh after the Battle of Khe Sanh, but that ship was commissioned in 1976 as the USS Peleliu.

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Comment by Geoff McCuen on May 31, 2018 at 6:16pm

I was the Plankowner DK3 on Hue City.  I was with her from pre-commissioning through June of 1994. 

 

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