Persian Gulf War & Pearl Harbor
In 1986, Missouri was recommissioned along with the other three Iowa class battleships including the Iowa,
the New Jersey, and the Wisconsin. For the next six years, Missouri completed a cruise around the world and
fulfilled a combat role in the Persian Gulf War. In March of 1992, she was decommissioned for the final time
and stricken from the Navel Vessel Register in 1995. She was then transferred to Pearl Harbor in 1998 to become
a Memorial. Edwin Carter, chairman emeritus of the USS Missouri Association said of the Missouri's proximity to the
USS Arizona today, "...it complements the Arizona Memorial and represents the alpha and omega of American involvement in World
War II. We like to think of it as standing perpetual watch over our fallen comrades."