Bache DD/DDE-470

Aleutians Operation 1943

Bismarck Archipelago Operation 1943-4

Eastern New Guinea Operations 1944

Hollandia Operation 1944

Western New Guinea Operations 1944

Leyte Operation

Iwo Jima Operation 1945

Okinawa Gunto Operation 1945

Awards

Armed Services Expeditionary Medal

Cuba (25 OCT 1962 - 05 NOV 1962)


Armed Services Expeditionary Medal

Dominican Republic (14 MAY 1965 - 15 MAY 1965)


Navy Expeditionary Medal

Cuba (13 APR 1961 - 26 APR 1961)


Navy Expeditionary Medal

Cuba (29 JUN 1962 - 11 AUG 1962)


Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation

(01 JAN 1966 - 04 JAN 1966)


Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation

(14 JAN 1966 - 05 FEB 1966)


Vietnam Service Medal

(10 NOV 1965 - 06 DEC 1965)


Vietnam Service Medal

(22 DEC 1965 - 30 DEC 1965)


Vietnam Service Medal

(01 JAN 1966 - 04 JAN 1966)


Vietnam Service Medal

(14 JAN 1966 - 05 FEB 1966)


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I found documents pertaining to two of these medals in my father's service records. I am including excerpts below:

For her service, Bache was awarded eight Battle Stars. The Servicemen aboard her earned ten Unit Awards and Service Medals. Below is a list of these awards.

Sources

Photo dated May 5, 1954. Captioned USS Bache (DDE-470), Norfolk, VA. Photo obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration. USN Neg. No. 640214.