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USS Missouri BB 63 by tr4br USS Missouri BB 63 by tr4br
USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship, and was the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship built by the United States, and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

Missouri was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Missouri received three battle stars for her service in World War II, five for her service during the Korean War, and three for her service during the Gulf War. Missouri also received numerous awards for her service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf.

Awards:
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy E Ribbon w/ Wreathed Battle E device
China Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 service stars
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 service star
Korean Service Medal w/ 5 service stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 service stars
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 2 service stars
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Korea Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
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:iconenrico1946:
Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of the Vets that survived history :D :D :D :D :D
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Turbofurby Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that ship. Seeing her in Battleship made me love her even more.
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Onikage108 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Let's drop some lead on these mother--
FIRE!!
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Animefanboy64 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats one badass Battleship
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic shot! :nod:
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Paul-Francis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
What camera were you using when you took this photograph?
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great snapshot =)
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
1st off, thanks for serviceing or family that has servied.
You are a wealth of info on these amazing ships. I've seen Mighty Mo, flying in to Pearl, always see something coming in or out.
The service records are a nice touch to go with your photos.
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MidEngine4Life Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What year was this photo taken?
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UnleashedHeathen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was in San Francisco I say the Golden Gate, but not this.
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