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There, the crew painted ship and kept on board only those passengers slated for transportation to San Diego, Calif. Bound for that port on the 9th, West Virginiamoored at the Navy Pier at San Diego at 1328 on October 22. Two days later, Rear Admiral I. C. Sowell hauled down his flag as Commander, BatDiv 4.

Dale Ritchie Rogers was discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve on October 30, 1945, 1 day before his 3rd anniversary.

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