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Jul 25, 1943

USS Harmon (DE-678) was launched at Bethlehem Steel's Fore River shipyard, Quincy, MA. She was the first U.S. Navy ship to be named for an African-American. The ship's namesake, Mess Attendant First Class Leonard Roy Harmon, also posthumously received the Navy Cross for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Theater:  North America

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2010-07-25

Tags: Destroyer, USN, US Navy

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