This site has been created to honor and memorialize the 3715 service men who served aboard the USS Shields DD-596 during her illustrious 27 years of service to our country.  From WWII, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam war and the cold war, to her eventual transfer to the Brazilian Navy, the Shields proudly represented what is best about the Untied States and its armed forces.  

Shields was the foundation of brotherhood as officers and crew joined together to do what Americans do best and to leave with each of us a lifetime of memories.