A tribute to men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806) this Memorial Day weekend

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    A tribute to men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806) this Memorial Day weekend

    Thank you to all who gave their lives to preserve freedom in this great country.

    There have been countless stories of bravery during our countries' history. One such story that I would like to point out is the outstanding contribution of the men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806), a destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. 

    She was the first US warship named for a female member of the U.S. Navy,  being named for Chief Nurse Lenah S. Higbee, a pioneering Navy nurse who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.

    Higbee was launched 13 November 1944 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

    Higbee immediately sailed to Boston, where she was converted to a radar picket destroyer. After shakedown in the Caribbean, she sailed for the Pacific on 24 May, joining Carrier Task Force 38 less than 400 miles from Tokyo Bay on 19 July. "Leaping Lenah", as she had been dubbed by her crew, screened the carriers as their planes launched heavy air attacks against the Japanese mainland until the end of hostilities on 15 August. She helped clear Japanese mine fields and supported the occupation forces for the following seven months, finally returning to San Diego on 11 April 1946.

    As we celebrate Memorial Day, I will always remember those brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    I'll forever be grateful...

     
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    Very well said, thank you.

     
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    Re: A tribute to men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806) this Memorial Day weekend

    In response to BurritoT-'s comment:

    2004Idiots is Memorial Day for servicemen or boats? Sounds like a boat tribute to me.




    What are you talking about??  Did you read the entire initial post?

     
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    Moderators.  Either DLetteramn or JayLeno needs to be canceled. 

     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    YES, I was proud to have served on the 806.......  With TEARS in my EYES, I thank you for your creative post here !!!!  "The love afair between a sailor & his SHIP" !!!  Full speed ahead !!


    Thank you for your service to our country.

     
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    In response to J-BAY's comment:

    Moderators.  Either DLetteramn or JayLeno needs to be canceled. 



    .. and bring back Mr Spock

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    Thanks 806......

     

    Dad & Bill........

     
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    Re: A tribute to men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806) this Memorial Day weekend

    In response to JayLenoTonight's comment:

    Thank you to all who gave their lives to preserve freedom in this great country.

    There have been countless stories of bravery during our countries' history. One such story that I would like to point out is the outstanding contribution of the men who served on the USS Higbee (DD/DDR-806), a destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. 

    She was the first US warship named for a female member of the U.S. Navy,  being named for Chief Nurse Lenah S. Higbee, a pioneering Navy nurse who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.

    Higbee was launched 13 November 1944 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

    Higbee immediately sailed to Boston, where she was converted to a radar picket destroyer. After shakedown in the Caribbean, she sailed for the Pacific on 24 May, joining Carrier Task Force 38 less than 400 miles from Tokyo Bay on 19 July. "Leaping Lenah", as she had been dubbed by her crew, screened the carriers as their planes launched heavy air attacks against the Japanese mainland until the end of hostilities on 15 August. She helped clear Japanese mine fields and supported the occupation forces for the following seven months, finally returning to San Diego on 11 April 1946.

    As we celebrate Memorial Day, I will always remember those brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 

     

     

     

     

     



    Great post!!!

     
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