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USS Douglas A. Munro was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 31, 1944 and launched on March 8, the same year. It was commissioned on July 11, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. G. Moriss’ command as DE-422 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Norfolk, Manus, Casablanca, Okinawa, Hong Kong or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1965 and used as a target ship during training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Douglas A. Munro received 3 battle stars.