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USS Laffey (DD-724): Quiz


Question 1: Laffey received the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation and five battle stars for World War II service, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and two battle stars for ________ service, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Cold WarKorean WarSino-Soviet border conflictVietnam War

Question 2: Four days later, she got underway for the west coast via Eniwetok and Hawaii, arriving at ________, on 24 May.
Auburn, WashingtonSeattlePierce County, WashingtonTacoma, Washington

Question 3: On 3 June, she headed for the ________ beaches escorting tugs, landing craft, and two Dutch gunboats.

Question 4: In October, the ship visited ________, Belgium, returning to Norfolk on 20 October, but headed back to the Mediterranean in January 1961.

Question 5: The group arrived in the assault area, off ________, Baie de la Seine, France, at dawn on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
Gold BeachNormandy LandingsOmaha BeachUtah Beach

Question 6: Laffey departed the ________ bound for the east coast via the Suez Canal arriving Norfolk on 25 August 1954.
Southeast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaFar East

Question 7: In February 1947, Laffey made a cruise to Guam and ________ and returned to Pearl Harbor 11 March.
Bikini AtollMarshall IslandsKwajalein AtollBokak Atoll

Question 8: Laffey transited the Suez Canal on 14 December, stopped at Massana, Eritrea, and continued on the ________ loading port of Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, where she spent Christmas.
McKinsey & CompanyExxonMobilSaudi AramcoChevron Corporation

Question 9: After returning briefly to San Pedro Bay, she joined the 7th Fleet and, during the month of January 1945, screened amphibious ships landing troops in the Lingayen Gulf area of ________.
PhilippinesManilaLuzonMetro Manila

Question 10: Two days later, the task group departed for a surveillance mission observing ________ naval forces training in the Mediterranean.
Joseph StalinSoviet UnionEast GermanyRussia


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