Wear your pride on your uniform. Designed for the brave and fearless sailors aboard the USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) destroyer, this impressive belt buckle pays tribute to the ship and her crew.
Her crew is honored to fight for freedom on a ship named after the courageous and valiant Marine, Freddy Gonzalez. On more than one occasion he selflessly put his life in danger to aid his fellow Marines and forged on under intense enemy fire to keep his platoon from falling. But once again the enemy closed in on his company, this time inflicting a mortal wound to Gonzalez.
Now the USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) and crew do their part to uphold that gallantry. They have demonstrated their fierce loyalty to country and command in combat patrols in the English Channel, in NATO task groups in the Mediterranean, and by thwarting pirates in the Indian Ocean.
The warship hosts vertical launch systems and harpoon missile launchers to devastate the enemy, along with two triple torpedo tubes and close-range weapons. She also supports one Sea Hawk helicopter.
Minted in bronze, this belt buckle features the DDG-66’s likeness slicing through the water, spotlighted by a brilliantly enameled U.S. flag, and the ship’s crest. The military slide-lock buckle attaches easily with a clasp to secure the fixed end of the webbing and a slide pin to hold the adjustable portion of the belt.
Whether this is worn proudly on a uniform aboard ship, off duty, or displayed in a shadow box, this striking belt buckle designed for USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) officers makes a perfect gift, souvenir, or award for service. Wear your pride today.
This belt buckle measures a 3 inch x 2 inch (75mm x 51mm) rectangle.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.