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Photo #: NH 90680
Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland, USNR
Who commanded USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) in the Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944, and later was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism in that action. USS Copeland (FFG-25) was named in his honor. This photograph was released 13 December 1944, while LCdr. Copeland was recuperating at the Naval Hospital, San Leandro, California.
Courtesy of Mrs. Harriet N. Copeland, 1980.
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30 October 1998