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USS Bexar was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 2, 1945 and launched on July 25, the same year. It was commissioned on October 9, 1945 under Capt. R. H. Wilcox’ command, with the hull number APA-237 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on August 7, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Bikini Atoll, Norfolk, Hawaii, Suez Canal, Korea, Vietnam or the Far East. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976 and sold for scrapping to C. W. Enterprises & Investment Inc. in 1982. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Bexar received 3 battle stars and another 5 campaign stars for the activity during the Vietnam War.