I was unaware, until today, that the Navy had named a Destroyer for General David Shoup, the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a man from my hometown.
General Shoup won the Congressional Medal of Honor at Tarawa during World War II, where his combat report read:
Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.
General Shoup died in 1983 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetary.
The USS Shoup (DDG 86) is based in Everett, Washington.