GENERAL M M PATRICK AP 150
Ship Name and Designation History
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Keel Laid January 24 1944 - Launched June 21 1944
Acquired by U.S. Navy September 4 1944
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Locy Type 2z
Censored, WWII use
Last Day Postal Service. Add-on cachet by Wolfgang Hechler
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USS GENERAL M. M. PATRICK earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 battle stars and the United Nations Korean Service Medal during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - Major General Mason Mathews Patrick, US Army (December 13 1863 - January 20 1942)
Patrick graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1886 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. During the next three decades he served in a variety of positions. Twice he taught practical military engineering at the Military Academy. He assisted in river and harbor improvements in the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and in Norfolk Harbor. He commanded the 2d Battalion of Engineers in Cuba during operations prior to the raising of battleship Maine. In 1914 he assisted in building Davis Lock, Sault Sainte Marie Canals, Mich. After commanding the 1st Regiment of Engineers on the Mexican border, he joined the A.E.F. during World War I in France, where he took active charge of all construction work and forestry operations. Promoted to Major General in 1918, he was appointed Chief of Air Service. After the Armistice, he represented the A.E.F. at the Paris Peace Conference. In 1921 he became Chief of the Army Air Service, the position he held until his retirement in 1927. Major General Patrick died in Washington, D.C., January 20 1942.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. William E. Lynd.
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