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USS Menard was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 12, 1944 and launched on October 11, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 31, 1944 under Comdr. James B. Bliss’ command, with the hull number APA-201 and it served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on October 18, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, the Palaus, Nagasaki, Leyte, Korea or Stockton. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1961. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Menard received 1 battle star and another 3 for the Korean service.