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USS Lowry (DD-770)

(1943—1974)

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Navy Unit Commendation

Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Navy Unit Commendation

 

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending the

UNITED STATES SHIP LOWRY

 for service as follows:

 "For outstanding heroism in action as a Fighter Direction Ship on a Radar Picket Station during the Okinawa Campaign, from April 30 to June 22, 1945.  A natural and frequent target for Japanese aerial attack while occupying advanced and isolated stations, the U.S.S. LOWRY defeated all efforts of enemy Kamikaze and dive-bombing planes to destroy her.  Constantly vigilant and ready for battle, she sent out early air warnings, provided fighter direction and, with her own gunfire, downed four hostile planes, shared in the direction of five others and routed many more.  In addition, she rendered invaluable aid to another ship of the picket group in rescuing survivors following the sinking of that vessel by two suicide planes.  A gallant fighting ship, the LOWRY, her officers, and her men withstood the stress and perils of vital Radar Picket duty to prevent the Japanese from striking in force the Naval Forces off the Okinawa Beachhead, achieving a distinctive combat record which attests to the teamwork, courage and skill of her entire company and enhances the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

 All personnel attached to, or serving on board, the U.S.S. Lowry from April 30 to June 22, 1945, are authorized to wear the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.                   

For the President,

/s/ James Forrestal

Secretary of the Navy

 

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Awards:
American Campaign Service Medal: 23 Aug 1944 1
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: Cuban Missile Crisis 1
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal: 4 Battle Stars 1
Combat Action Ribbon: Vietnam 1
Korea Service Medal: 2 Battle Stars 1
National Defense Service Medal (1st Award): 27 June 1950 - 27 July 1954 1
National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award): 1 January 1961 - 14 August 1974 1
Navy Expeditionary Service Medal: Cuban Missile Crisis 1
Navy Occupation Service Medal: "Asia" clasp 1
Navy Unit Commendation: Okinawa 1
Philippine Liberation Medal: 1 Battle Star 1
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation: 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945 1
ROK Presidential Unit Citation: February - August 1952 1
RVN Campaign Service Medal: Vietnam 1
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation: April - November 1968 1
UN Service Medal: Korea 1
Vietnam Service Medal: 3 Battle Stars 1
WWII Victory Medal: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946 1
Battle Honors (Korea):
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952: 1 May-30 November 1952 1
Second Korean Winter: 28 November 1951-30 April 1952 1
Battle Honors (Vietnam):
Counteroffensive, Phase IV: 2 April 1968 - 30 June 1968 1
Counteroffensive, Phase V: 1 July 1968- 1 November 1968 1
Counteroffensive, Phase VI: 2 November 1968 - 22 February 1969 1
Battle Honors (WWII):
Consolidation of the Southern Philippines: 28 February - 20 July 1945 1
Iwo Jima Operation: 15 February - 16 March 1945 1
Leyte Operation: 10 October - 16 December 1944 1
Okinawa Gunto Operation: 17 March - 30 June 1945 1
Builder:
Bethlehem Steel Company: San Pedro, CA 1
Deployments:
1944-45: Philippines 1
1945: Iwo Jima 1
1945: Okinawa 1
1945: Japan 1
April-November 1968: Vietnam 1
February-July 1952: Korea 1
Naval Service:
Commissioned: 23 Jul 1944 1
Laid Down: 01 Aug 1943 1
Launched: 06 Feb 1944 1
Sponsor: Ann Lowry 2
Struck: 31 Oct 1973 1
To Brazilian Navy: 31 Oct 1973 1
Topic:
Also known as: DD-770 1
Category: Allen M. Sumner-Class Destroyer 1
Name: USS Lowry 1

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