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USS Foreman was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 9, 1943 and launched on August 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 22, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. C. A. Manston’s command with the hull number DE-633 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Funafuti, the Solomons, New Guinea, Leyte, Sydney, Hollandia, Kossol Roads, Eniwetok, Majuro or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1965. One year later, in 1966 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Foreman received 5 battle stars.