Navy Seabee Foundation

USS Marvin G. Shields FF1066

USS Marvin G. Shields / Decomissioned

April 10, 1971

USS Marvin G. Shields (DE 1066, later reclassified to FF 1066) was commissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard with Cmdr. William J. Hunter in command and later assigned to Pacific Cruiser-Destroyer Force in San Diego. It was named for Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin G. Shields, the first and only Medal of Honor recipeint in the Seabee community. Shields gave his life during the Battle of Dong Xaoi in June 1965 while assigned to Seabee Team 1104 attached to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces.