U.S.S. Jaccard DE-355

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In Memoriam

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Ensign Richard Alonzo Jaccard, USNR
Recipient of the Navy Cross 

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This Memorial was Commissioned on 1 April 1995
and Recommissioned 24 September 2005

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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


"Any Sailor who may be asked what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, I served in the United States Navy."

John F. Kennedy
Aboard the USS Oriskany 6 June, 1963

In Memory of those Lost at Sea

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.

Yeoman 3rd Class Jake JaccardThis 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 68 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, 2006 marks the sixty-fourth anniversary of this horrific 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 sacrifice, and the sacrifices of all those who fought in WWII never be forgotten. This site's Mission, therefore, is to that end.

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