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USS John R. Pierce was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on March 24, 1944 and launched on September 1, the same year. It was commissioned on December 30, 1944 under Comdr. C. R. Simmers’ command with the hull number DD-753 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned in 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Eniwetok, China or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS John R. Pierce received 1 battle star.