Title: Insignia Plaque USS Begor (APD-127)
Accession #: NHHC 2012-86-1
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command
One brass insignia plaque from USS Begor (APD-127) Plaque is circular and depicts a knight in armor riding a winged sea horse with lance outstretched. Across the top of the circle is embossed USS BEGOR. APD / 127 is embossed behind the knight.
USS Begor was named after Fay Broughton Begor. A Navy doctor, he suffered severe injuries while assisting wounded Australian soldiers from the 9th Division during the landings on New Guinea as part of Operation Postern. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions.
The USS Begor saw service during the Korean War, earning six battle stars. She was decommissioned on July 13th 1962.