U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692

Taken by Gary Carnot, March 1967, during a typhoon somewhere between Yokosuka and Okinawa

World War II

The Atom Bomb Tests

WestPac 1947

Korean War

Cuban Blockade/Dominican Republic

Vietnam War

European Deployments

Home Ports


The streamers and stars displayed above serve as symbols of the dedicated and heroic service of Navymen to the nation for more than 200 years from the Revolutionary War to the campaign in Southwest Asia. They serve as reminders of the decisive influence of sea power on the establishment of the nation, and on its security and welfare through the entire period. For each streamer, brief mention is made of the services and operations it commemorates, and the campaigns and battles for which stars are awarded. In January 1971 the U.S. Navy joined the other military services in the use of battle streamers. Commenting on the meaning of the new streamers displayed with the Navy flag, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Chief of Naval Operations, said that "ships and men who performed so gallantly in the American Revolution, at Tripoli, Lake Champlain, Manila Bay, on Atlantic convoy, at Midway, Leyte, in Korea and in Vietnam will be honored and esteemed through succeeding generations."  The streamers above are from Sumner's service and include American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater (w/2 stars), China Service, Korean Service (w/1 star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Service (w/1 star), Vietnam Service (w/2 stars) and Meritorious Unit Commendation (w/numeral 2).