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USS Jack Miller was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 29, 1943 and launched on January 10, the following year. It was commissioned on April 13, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. W. Whaley’s command as DE-410 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Norfolk, Panama Canal or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping to the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Jack Miller received 2 battle stars.