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USS Reeves was a Leahy-class destroyer laid down on July 1, 1960 and launched on May 12, 1962. It was commissioned on May 15, 1964 as DLG-24 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on November 12, 1993. On June 30, 1975, the ship was reclassified as a guided missile cruiser with the hull number CG-24. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 413 people on board and had the main missions in Long Beach, Tonkin, Maine, Bremerton, Guantanamo, Hawaii, Qufu or Puget Sound. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 12, 1993 and sunk as a target ship during the training exercise in Australia. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Reeves received 3 battle stars.