PFC WILLIAM B BAUGH T-AK 3001
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.
- M/V PFC WILLIAM B. BAUGH T-AK 3001
Placed into service October 1984
Cpl Louis J. Hauge Jr T-AK 3000 Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship
Built as commercial container ship "ELEO MAERSK" in 1979 - Purchased by MARAD January 1983
Conversion started January 1983 - Delivered October 1984
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NAMESAKE - Private First Class William Bernard Baugh, USMC (July 7 1930 – November 29 1950)
Baugh served as a Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, Company G, 3d Battalion, 1st Marine, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) and participated in the Inchon landing, the capture of Seoul, and the Wonsan, Hungnam, and Chosin Reservoir campaigns.
PFC Baugh posthumously received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on November 29 1950, between Koto-ri and Hagaru-ri, when he protected the members of his squadron from a grenade by smothering it with his body.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, PFC Baugh posthumously received the Purple Heart Medal. He previously held the Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Occupation Service Medal with Europe Clasp, Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, and the United Nations Service Medal.
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