Commissioning Invitation

An original invitation is pictured below for the commissioning ceremony of the USS BUSH. The BUSH was commissioned May 10, 1943. It is interesting to note the small print at the bottom of the invitation stating that publicity was not allowed for security reasons.

The extent of the invitation list, or the protocol followed regarding who would be invited, is not known. The officers and crew had been assembling in the area for a number of weeks prior to the actual commissioning date.

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USS BUSH Commissioning Invitation

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