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USS Robert Brazier was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 16, 1943 and launched on January 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 18, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Donald D. Snyder’s command as DE-345 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 16, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Hollandia, Panay, Leyte, Okinawa, San Pedro, Tokyo, Mindanao, Mangarin Bay, Kossol Roads or Mindoro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1968 and used as a target ship during training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Robert Brazier received one battle star.