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Early on the day of her' departure from
the Lyte Gulf area pCNovember lothj, she ob-
served enemy strafing and bombing attacks on
share installations near-by. i
The Forpman had xsurvived still another
invasion, and proudly she points to her par-
ticipation in the Philippine Liberation.
J p, During the period 7 November to 16 Nov-
ember alone, she manned her battle stations
for air raid alerts and for actual combat
some 324 timesq, Her men were awakened at all
hours ,n some slept with theireclothes on, and
the resounding HGlang, clangH of her general
alarm could have been heard in her passagee
-ways many times during that second most stren
'uous period in ner career. Her roughest cam-
paign was yet before her. p v i
By this timep the erew was calling
vtheir ship, UThe Fighting Foreman,U and even
now, they speak affectionately of her by 1
this name. , 1 v p ,
' gShQ departed for Manus, a worn ship
with a weary crewg Replenishment and rest
was well+-deserveds J
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go The ship was ofaorca on escort duty to
Hollohdia on Novombor 1, and proceeded with o
her convqy, but enroute was recalled to Kosso1 ?f
Passage, Palau Islands for replenishwent and "
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another escort mission for roiurn to Loyte 1,iingaSioI
Gu1f. Rnrouto Palau, a definite underwater con- fticipatj
tact was made, and an Smhour tracking ensued in o -o
company with anoiher oscort. Several patternso ooo oBi
of antiwsubnarine charges were loosed with no off oop oo-
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observed results, , o o .ggo V
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From Palau, the Foreman returned to Leytel QA hOurS3
oGulf on Novcmber 70 On the morning of arriVQly'5S'the ras
she Sighiod an enemy piano, but the friendly Qooa1arm C
combi? Sir patrol Htally-hoedn, chased. ond' o,1fway5 ma
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OL the small destroyer observed suicide air u E
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th-:f'Soe1I1 o Pfydrco 3715037 ,o The Foreman pesnea fire flaw ty
oo on omomy plane, but a fricndly P,3g'Shot Lo24o,thigonB 'ooo
the attacker down. o ' W
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enemy p1HBCS Sk0t down durjnw gp Sgr raid' o6WaS WCf
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During the remainder of the year 194A ff
on nisslons oi escort between Hollendla,
Dutch N6W'Guinea and Seeadler Harbor at
she 6SCOFtSdfb1OUght supplies and.much
Headed equipment to the repid-expanding
Christmas Day was spent at Menus A
festive holiday dinner was served, inoluv
ding traditional turkey and the fixings
All hands enjoyed a full dey of rest by
order of their Skipper, and opened packs
ges received from home. Despite gay decor
ations in the crewfs mess hall, and their
attempts to feel happy, it was evident
that meny'were the thoughts of Hthose
Christmases at homefn Few spoke of it, but
ell'were thinking of the next Christmas p
end'wondering,mhether it, too, would be
spent in Far Pacific waters. '
Je By the end of l9L4, the Foreman and
her crew were veterans of the Pacific war,
Pafiidbents in three invesions,'eccomr '
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the little Nav: ship Hturned to 'once agal - QV
Menus in the,Afmiralty Islands. The ships Q
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experienced in the battle tactics of the
enemy, had known war weeriness, and wit-
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