The USS Marsh (DE-699), a Buckley-class destroyer escort, was laid down in 1943 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Michigan. It was sponsored by Mrs. Ben R. Marsh, mother of Ensign Marsh, and commissioned one year later with Lieutenant Commander P. M. Fenton in command. Because it enjoyed a remarkable career, the ship earned numerous awards, such as the World War II Victory Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Korean War Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, as well as 6 bronze service stars. In 1973, the ship was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and subsequently sold for scrap.
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