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USS Alfred A. Cunningham was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 23, 1944 and launched on August 3, the same year. It was commissioned on December 30, 1944 under Comdr. Floyd B. T. Myhre’s command with the hull number DD-752 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on February 24, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Bermuda, China, Korea or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1974 and sunk as a target ship in 1979. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cunningham received 1 battle star, 6 battle stars for Korea and 7 battle stars for Vietnam.