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Sacrament Meeting on a War Ship, Bruce R. McConkie in Vietnam & More Powerful Photos of LDS Soldiers During Wartime


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The USS Joseph Smith (May 1943) was the second liberty class ship to be named for a Church figure (though it was not named after the prophet Joseph Smith but one of his descendants). The first was the USS Brigham Young (August 1942). Liberty class ships carried troops, prisoners, and freight during World War II and were named for distinguished deceased people.

Read more about Latter-day Saints veterans in Mortars & Miracles: Mormons in the Military.

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