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Richard S. Baron

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Lt. Cdr. Richard Swan Baron (January 22, 1901 – March 15, 1942) was a United States Navy officer who received the Navy Cross for risking his life to recover classified documents during the bombardment of Cavite, Philippines.[1] He was killed during the bombing of Cebu City, Philippines.[2] His namesake, the USS Baron (DE-166), a destroyer escort, was commissioned July 5, 1943. The commissioning was witnessed and sponsored by his widow, Anna Pryor Baron.[2]


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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