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DE-699 USS MARSH Buckley Class Destroyer Escort Military Patch PELICAN

USS MARSH

DE-699

SIZE:  4 1/2" Round

TOP QUALITY EMBROIDERED PATCH

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USS Marsh (DE-699) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, named after Benjamin R. Marsh, Jr., USNR, who was killed on board the battleship Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Marsh was laid down on 23 June 1943 at the Defoe Shipbulding Company in Bay City, Michigan. She was launched on 25 September 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Ben R. Marsh, mother of Ensign Marsh; and commissioned on 12 January 1944, with Lieutenant Commander P. M. Fenton in command. She was Decommissioned 1 August 1962 and sold for scrap 20 Feburary 1974. She earned 1 battle star for World War II service and 4 battle stars for Korea.

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