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Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at rightDestroyer tender Markab with destroyers Longshaw, Preston, Porterfield, and Cassin Young, circa early 1945
Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at rightDestroyer tender Markab with destroyers Longshaw, Preston, Porterfield, and Cassin Young, circa early 1945
Preston after conversion to Preston and Irwin anchored off Naples, Italy, circa 1955
Preston after conversion to 'four-gun Fletcher' configuration, circa mid-1950sPreston and Irwin anchored off Naples, Italy, circa 1955
Preston, Irwin, and Bordelon anchored off Naples, Italy, circa 1955USS Preston, 1950s
Preston, Irwin, and Bordelon anchored off Naples, Italy, circa 1955USS Preston, 1950s
USS Preston passing Point Loma and into open water as she leaves San Diego, California, United States, 13 May 1963Preston arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, 19 Mar 1964
USS Preston passing Point Loma and into open water as she leaves San Diego, California, United States, 13 May 1963Preston arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, 19 Mar 1964
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 1 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 2 of 6
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 1 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 2 of 6
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 3 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 4 of 6
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 3 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 4 of 6
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 5 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 6 of 6
USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 5 of 6USS Preston off San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Oct 1966, photo 6 of 6
Preston
Preston's ship patch, about 1968
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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944