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USS Henry B. Wilson was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on February 28, 1958 and launched on April 22, the following year. It was commissioned on December 17, 1960 under Comdr. L. D. Caney’s command with the hull number DDG-7 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on October 2, 1989. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, Subic Bay, the Gulf of Tonkin, the South China Sea or the Indian Ocean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 26, 1990 and sold for scrapping in 1994. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Henry B. Wilson received a number of 17 awards.