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SGT. Howard L. Kimsey (BSP-1924)

Precedence of awards is from left to right
- American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built in 1944 as US Army wooden hulled self-propelled Barge BSP-1924 by Maritime Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp. placed in service as self-propelled barge BSP-1924
  • Named SGT. Howard L. Kimsey (BSP-1924), date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, converted to a fishing boat, named FV Uzinki date unknown
  • Renamed FV Boxer (II), date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 182 t.
    Length 106'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 7'5"
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement 9
    Armament one 50cal machine gun
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 270shp

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    Howard L. Kimsey killed in action during WW II near Saidor, New Guinea, 9 February 1944. He was a SGT in Company K of the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd. Division.
    Tommy Trampp
    88k Ex-SGT. Howard L. Kimsey (BSP-1924) as the commercial fishing boat FV Boxer underway, date and location unknown.
    John Spivey

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