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USS Edmonds was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 1, 1943 and launched on December 17, the same year. It was commissioned on April 3, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. S. Barker’s command as DE-406 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned in April 1965. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Boston, Morotai, Leyte, Manus, Samar, Songjin or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Edmonds received 5 battle stars and another 2 for the Korean War.