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LAUNCHED ON DECEMBER 7, 1942, COMMISSIONED
MAY 23, 1943 AT THE PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD,
YOUR SHIP WAS MANNED WITH MEN OF FIGHTING
HEARTS. AFTER INTENSIVE TRAINING, THOSE EARLIER
MEN WERE SORELY TRIED IN MANY BLAZING BATTLES
OF THE PACIFIC WAR, AND NOT FOUND WANTING.
HER RECORD-WHICH WAS THEIR RECORD-STANDS
ENGRAVED IN BRONZE FOR ALL TO READ.
TO THAT RECORD, YOU HAVE NOW ADDED YOUR
SHARE OF ACHIEVEMENT SINCE HER RECOMMISSION-
ING IN BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY IN NOVEMBER, 1950.
YOU HAVE ADDED IN NO MEAN MEASURE TO HER
EARLY GLORY-SOME OF YOU THROUGH THAT FIRST
KOREAN CRUISE OF 1951, AND ALL OF YOU THROUGH
THIS CURRENT CRUISE, THE SECOND KOREAN.
THE STORY IS IN PICTURES-OF YOUR SHIP AND
WHERE SHE SAILED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, OF YOU
AND OF WHAT YOU DID!
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Frederick A. Chenault
Commander, U.S.. Navy
EX EGU Tl VE UF F ICER
Commander Frederick A. Chenault was born in Jacksonville, Florida on October
14, 1914. Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1936, he was
assigned to Pacific and Asiatic Fleet duty, serving aboard the U.S.S. California, the
U.S.S. Luzon, and on the staff of Commander, Yangtze Patrol.
' His service during World War II included assignments to the Stais of Com-
mander Task Force Five, and Commander, U.S. Naval Force, Southwest. Pacific
respectively, with service abroad the cruisers U.S.S. Houston, U.S.S. Boise, and
the U.S.S. Marblehead. In 1945, as Gunnery Officer on the large cruiser U.S.S.
Guam, Cdr. Chenault participated in the Fifth and Third Fleet raids 'in support
of the Okinawa Gunto operation, and the Third Fleet operations against Japan.
In 1946, Commander Chenault served for six months on the staff of Commander
Task Force Sixty Eight, and then took command of the destroyer U.S.S. William
R. Rush. In 1948, he was ordered to the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department,
Washington, D.C., where he served until 1951 as Deputy Chief of the Guided
Missiles Branch, Quality Control Division. In July 1951, he was assigned to the
staff of Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet as Assistant Fleet Readiness Officer.
Cdr. Chenault, whose date of rank is 15 March 1944, has done advanced post-
graduate work at the Naval Academy and at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is married to the former Miss Catherine Fyfe, of Seneca Falls,
N.Y. and is the father of two sons, David Waller Chenault, II, 10, and John Fyfe
Cdr. Chenault, who reported as Executive Officer, U.S.S. New Jersey on Monday,
August 3, 1953, includes the following among his awards: Presidential Unit Cita-
tion, Asiatic-Pacific with three stars, China Service, American Theater, American
Defense, World War II, and the Japanese Occupation.
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