NAVY AND MARINE MEDAL OF HONOR
Mrs Hillery (Mollie) Mason
USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852), a Gearing-class destroyer, was commissioned on 28 June 1946. She was christened on 4 January 1946 by Mrs. Hillery Mason, mother of Leonard Mason, at the Quincy Yard of the Bethlehem Steel Company.
After 3 decades of faithful service, USS Leonard F. Mason was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1976 and subsequently transferred to Taiwan in January of 1978, as Shuei-Yang (926). She was decommissioned on 16 February 2000, which was Mrs Hillery (Mollie) Mason's birthday. Isn't that a coincidence.
LEONARD'S PARENTS AND SON
HILLARY LARRY MOLLIE
Gold Star given to parents of a son killed during World War II
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