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Department of the Navy Bureau of Navigation Department of the Navy Bureau of Navigation: Continuous Service Certificate

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09555.02 Author/Creator: Department of the Navy Bureau of Navigation Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: 11 March 1938 to 18 December 1958 Pagination: 12 p. ; 15 x 9.5 cm.

The typewritten service record of Thomas Barwiss Hagstoz Askin, Jr., bound in a green case and containing some signatures. Askin's service record includes awards, recognitions, the passage of his GED, promotions, and the names of ships he served on.

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