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    Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed as President on White House letterhead, 8" x 8.5" (sight), date stamped "20 AUG 1931", sending congratulations to Lt. Commander P.S. Theiss commander of the U.S.S. Borie. Mounted to a photographic print collage of various log entries related to the Borie and a photo of the destroyer to an overall size of 17.5" x 20".

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    Hoover is sending congratulations: "It has come to my attention that the U.S.S Borie, under your command, has attained the highest merit in Battle Efficiency of any destroyer and has been awarded the Battle Efficiency Pennant. It is further noted that the BORIE stands four in order of Gunnery merit..."

    The U.S.S. Borie (DD-215) would go on to distinguished service in World War II, by engaging and sinking a German submarine in November 1943.

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