Taylor Crew 1965–1969

Some might say that USS Taylor’s Vietnam era crew was different from those who served in earlier periods in the ship’s commissioned service. But the boys who reported aboard for duty in the Vietnam War left Taylor as confident young men, just as they did during World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Never in her storied history did USS Taylor (DD/DDE 468) lose a single man in battle, even while earning an impressive array of decorations. Those who served aboard the grand old ship have a special lifelong affection for her.