This is the Official Memorial Site of the
USS Jaccard DE-355
A Destroyer Escort named for and commemorating a Naval Aviator and Hero
One Battle Star for Action in WWII
Site Commissioned on 1 April 1999
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not go fast, for I intend to go in Harms way"
John Paul Jones, Capt. Continental Navy
"And do not think of these ships as the Navy. The ships alone are masses of inert matter; they are of themselves powerless. The thing that makes the ships alive, the thing that makes them turn to the right and to the left, and take part in maneuvers, and fire their guns, is the spirit of man. It is the spirit of man that designs and makes and vivifies the ships. The Navy is not composed of ships: the Navy is composed of men. The ships are the tools they use."
From the Forward written by Admiral Fiske in the book,
The U.S. Navy by E. Muller Jr., Rand McNally & Co., New York 1917
This Site is dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives to preserve the ideals that we all hold so dear. Freedom is not Free. If we fail to protect and preserve it, we could lose it.
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This Website was created in the hopes of keeping alive the memory of Ensign Richard Alonzo Jaccard and the ship named in his honor. It is difficult to accept the fact that 60 years have now passed since the Battle of Midway, and the death of this brave Naval Aviator, but time waits for no man. The month of June, 2002 marks the sixtieth anniversary of this horriffic battle in the Pacific, which has gone down in Naval history as one of the most decisive battles fought in World War II.
Therefore, This Yeoman is very proud to present this Website to the Honor and Memory of Ensign Richard Jaccard and the USS JACCARD DE-355. May he, his sacrafice, and the sacrafices of all those who fought in WWII never be forgotten. This site's Mission, therefore, is to that end.
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Keywords: WWII Veterans, Destroyer Escort, Blackshoe Navy, Black Shoe Navy, John C. Butler, Butler Class Destroyer Escorts, Ken "Jake" Jaccard, Surface Navy, Tin can Sailors, Greyhound Navy, USS Doyle C. Barnes DE-353
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