GENERAL H B FREEMAN AP 143
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.
Keel Laid (Date unknown) as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
Launched December 11 1944
Delivered to War Shipping Administration April 24 1945
Acquired by U.S. Navy April 26 1945
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GENERAL H. B. FREEMAN earned three battle stars for Korean War service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
NAMESAKE - Henry Blanchard Freeman (January 17 1837 - December 16 1915)
Freeman enlisted in the 10th Infantry July 16 1855. Appointed Lieutenant in May 1862, he was breveted Captain in December for gallantry in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and breveted Major in September 1863 for gallantry in the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.; received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Stone's River December 31 1862. After the close of the Civil War, much of his remaining career was spent on Indian frontiers and reservations in Wyoming, Ohio, Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1901, he received the Indian Campaign Medal. General Freeman died December 16 1915, at Douglas, Wyoming
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