DE WERT FFG 45

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate
    Keel Laid 14 June 1982 - Launched & Christened 18 December 1982

  1. USS DE WERT FFG-45
    Commissioned 19 November 1983 - Decommissioned 4 April 2014
GregCiesielski Dewert FFG45 20040529 2 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS DE WERT FFG-45 Covers Page 1     (1982-2014)

 


Postmarks

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Ship Postmarks


 

Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n+)

1983-11-19

JohnGermann De Wert FFG45 19831119 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann De Wert FFG45 19831119 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D1,USN,USS)

1986-10-02

JonBurdett dewert ffg45 19861002 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dewert ffg45 19861002.jpg

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Locy Type
2-1n+ (A,D1,USS)

2008-02-22

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, cover serviced by Stephen Tusing
Note: The stamp on this cover was released on April 18 2008 but the ship is still using the original date of release on their postmark of February 22 2008.


 

Locy Type
9-1(nu) (USS,USN)

1986-10-02

JonBurdett dewert ffg45 19861002 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett dewert ffg45 19861002.jpg

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Locy Type
9-1(nu) (USS,USN)

2008-02-22

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 3 Back.jpg

Backside of the Feb 22 2008 cover serviced by Stephen Tusing
Note: The stamp on this cover was released on April 18 2008 but the ship is still using the original date of release on their postmark of February 22 2008.


 

Locy Type
12-1(n+)(USN,USS)

2009-05-06

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20090506 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20090506 1 Back.jpg

Backside of the May 6 2009 cover serviced by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type
13-2(L)

2009-05-06

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20090506 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20090506 2 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, serviced by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-10

2008-02-22

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20080222 1 Front.jpg

100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet, cover serviced by Stephen Tusing


 

Locy Type
LDC 12-1(n+) (USN,USS)

2014-04-04

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20140404 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20140404 2 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, serviced by Richard F. Hoffner


 

Locy Type
LDC 13-2(L)

2014-04-04

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20140404 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20140404 2 Front.jpg

Official Ships cachet, serviced by Richard F. Hoffner


USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS Pictorial

"Fleet Week
New York Station"

Staten Island, NY

2004-05-29

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20040529 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dewert FFG45 20040529 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Decommissioning Sta."

Jacksonville FL

2014-04-04

GregCiesielski DeWert FFG45 20140404 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dewert FFG45 20140404 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by Robert Jank

 

Other Information

The USS DE WERT earned the following awards during her Naval career - Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ 2 stars, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ CG "O", Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4 awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 3 stars, Global War On Terror Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ 4 stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 20 stars, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).

NAMESAKE - Hospitalman Richard David De Wert, USN (November 17 1931 – April 5 1951).
HM De Wert enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1948. Following boot camp and Hospital Corps training at NS Great Lakes, Illinois, he was assigned to the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia, during 1949–50. In July 1950, he joined the Fleet Marine Force and soon sailed for the Far East to take part in the Korean War. Landing with the First Marine Division at Inchon in September 1950, Hospitalman De Wert participated in operations to liberate the city of Seoul. During the rest of 1950, he was involved in the landings at Wonsan, the Chosin Reservoir Campaign and the Hungnam Evacuation.
        In 1951, HM De Wert served with the Marines as they cleared North Korean guerrillas from rural areas of South Korea and as they helped drive the enemy beyond the Thirty-eighth Parallel. On April 5 1951, while with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines during an attack on Chinese Communist forces, De Wert persistently, and in spite of his own wounds, moved through fire-swept ground to aid fallen Marines. He was killed in action while administering first aid to an injured comrade. For his great heroism on this occasion, Hospitalman Richard De Wert was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

The ships sponsor is Rita C. Kennedy, cousin of HN De Wert.

 


 

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