Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic
of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
DD-782 was the fourth U.S. warship to be named in honor of Vice Admiral Stephan C. Rowan. She was a Gearing Class FRAM I Destroyer
serving her country from 1945 to 1976.
The USS Rowan (DD-782) was a unit of Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15) for many years including the squadron's forward
deployment to Yokokuska in October 1971.