Battle Stars

The USS STEPHEN POTTER (DD 538) earned ten Battle Stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal for participaing in the following Operations:

1 Star - Marshall Islands Operation

1 Star - Asiatic-Pacific Raids - - 1944

1 Star Hollandia Operation

1 Star - Antisubmarine Assessment

1 Star - Marianas Operation

1 Star - Western Caroline Islands Operation

1 Star - Leyte Operation

1 Star - Luzon Operation -- THIRD Fleet supporting operations

1 Star - Iwo Jima Operation

1 Star - Okinawa Gunto Operation

After conducting training exercises off the West Coast, the STEPHEN POTTER reported to Commander Pacific Reserve Fleet and was subsequently placed out of commission in reserve at San Diego, California. The ship reactivated in August, 1950.