Vice Admiral Morton L. Deyo

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USS Deyo (DD-989) was named for Vice Admiral Morton L. Deyo (1887-1973), a veteran destroyerman and distinguished naval gunfire support task force commander of World War II. Photo #: 80-G-231642. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. Army (left), with Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, USN (center) and Rear Admiral Morton L. Deyo, USN on board USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) on 19 May 1944, during preparations for the Normandy invasion. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.