Arthur V. Flotte

Class of 1967


Served in USS Brush DD-745 during Vietnam deployment 1969. Brush spent five years on three Vietnam deployments between 1965 and 1969. Brush conducted intensive patrol and gunnery operations in the South China Sea.

Brush (DD-745) was launched 28 December 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island, N. Y.; sponsored by Miss Virginia Perkins, great-granddaughter of Charles Brush; and commissioned 17 April 1944.

Brush received five battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for her Korean operations and seven battle stars for Vietnam service.  Brush decommissioned at San Francisco on 27 October 1969 and transferred to the Republic of Taiwan on 9 December 1969. The destroyer then served in the Taiwanese Navy as Hsiang Yang (D 986, then D 901) until scrapped in 1993.

LtJg Arthur Flotte just below the 9 O’Clock spoke

DD-745 USS Brush