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The Navy launched the USS O’Bannon, a Wickes class destroyer, on Feb. 28, 1919, during World War I. She never saw combat. The third USS O’Bannon, a Spruance class destroyer, was launched on Sept. 25, 1978. She, too, never saw combat. However, the second USS O’Bannon, a Fletcher class destroyer, launched on Feb. 19, 1942, was the most decorated destroyer during World War II.