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USS Greenwood was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 29, 1943 and launched on August 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 25, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. W. Slayton’s command with the hull number DE-679 and served in the US Navy for 19 years until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1962. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New Hebrides, Samoa, Panama Canal, Eniwetok, New Guinea, Iwo Jima or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 20, 1967. Several months later, it was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Greenwood received 2 battle stars.