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USS SAN JACINTO (CVL-30)
Built on a fast cruiser hull, this fighting light aircraft
carrier received a Presidential Unit Citation for her
indomitable spirit in action against the enemy in the
Pacific War. Her air groups were among those which
struck the final paralyzing blows at the enemy homeland
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Named for Lieutenant (ig) Jeff Davis Woodson, a gallant
Texan who was lost in action at the Battle of Midway,
Woodson carried out continuous antisubmarine patrol
and convoy duties in the vicinity of the Philippines,
and supported the occupation of Korea at the end of
World War II
USS SAM RAYBURN (SSBN-635)
Rayburn, twenty-eighth Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine
to enter service, carries with her on patrol the gavel of
the former Speaker of the House, a reminder of the
living spirit of Texans serving the nation
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U.S. Navy Department. Naval History Division. Texas Navy, book, January 1, 1968; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2419/m1/32/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .