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USS Loeser was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on July 27, 1943 and launched on September 11, the same year. It was commissioned on October 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Chester A. Kunz’ command with the hull number DE-680 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 Bermuda, Norfolk, Guadalcanal, Funafuti, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 23, 1968. Several months later, it sank as a target. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Loeser received 2 battle stars.