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Ashland class dock landing ship USS OAK HILL (LSD-7) In service 1944 to 1969

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Ashland class dock landing ship USS OAK HILL (LSD-7) In service 1944 to 1969

 

Hello,

Very nice. :) .

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Andromeda class attack cargo ship USS OGLETHORPE (AKA-100) In service 1945 to 1968. Landed the 1st Cavalry and 1st Marine Division in Korea

 

LTLF - "Land the Landing Force"

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Class leader USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) In service 1962 to 1991

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USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) 1987 Operation Earnest Will Persian Gulf

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Casa Grande class USS DONNER (LSD-20) In service 1945 to 1970

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Normandy veteran USS CHASE COUNTY (LST-532) made 49 round trips to Omaha Beach, Recommissioned for Vietnam Service.

 

Vietnamese Counteroffensive - 24 to 29 April 1966,16 to 21 May 1966, 24 to 29 June 1966,

Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II - 6 to 10 July 1966, 29 July to 3 August 1966, 17 to 24 August 1966, 6 to 10 September 1966, 29 September to 3 October 1966, 16 to 20 October 1966, 9 to 14 January 1967, 10 to 17 February 1967, 26 February to 6 March 1967.

 

Two battle stars RVN Service - Decommissioned just weeks later at Subic Bay on April 15, 1967

 

Japanese made mid-Sixties cut edge patch

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Okinawa Veteran USS JEROME COUNTY (LST-848) PUC, MUC, 5 Battle Stars RVN Service. Decommissioned and transferred to VNN in 1970. She escaped from DaNang in 1975 and was recommissioned in the Philippine Navy.

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Korean war and Vietnam war veteran USS OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (LST-1173) Decommissioned in 1971

 

USS Outagamie County earned six battle stars for Korean War service and eight campaign stars for Vietnam War service plus three stars for the Combat Action Ribbon during the 1969 to 1971 campaigns

 

 

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Normandy veteran USS CHASE COUNTY (LST-532) made 49 round trips to Omaha Beach, Recommissioned for Vietnam Service.

 

Vietnamese Counteroffensive - 24 to 29 April 1966,16 to 21 May 1966, 24 to 29 June 1966,

Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II - 6 to 10 July 1966, 29 July to 3 August 1966, 17 to 24 August 1966, 6 to 10 September 1966, 29 September to 3 October 1966, 16 to 20 October 1966, 9 to 14 January 1967, 10 to 17 February 1967, 26 February to 6 March 1967.

 

Two battle stars RVN Service - Decommissioned just weeks later at Subic Bay on April 15, 1967

 

Japanese made mid-Sixties cut edge patch

Great looking patch

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Terrebonne Parish class USS VERNON COUNTY (LST-1161) In service 1953 to 1973 - Landed the troops at Da Nang in 1965 and served throughout the war.

 

Vernon County earned a Presidential Unit Citation (for her actions between 28 February 1969 to 25 March 1969), three Meritorious Unit Commendations, three Navy Unit Commendations, and 13 campaign stars for her Vietnam War service.

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LST-491 class tank landing ship USS CAYUGA COUNTY (LST-529) In service 1944 to 1963. Normandy and Korean War veteran, transferred to VNN in 1963, escaped to the Philippines in 1975

 

Patch circa 1950's when she was assigned as a logistic support ship for the Marianas and Bonin Islands shuttling cargo from Guam to Japan

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3 war veteran USS LUZERNE COUNTY (LST-902) in service 1945 to 1970

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USS PULASKI COUNTY (LST-1088) In service 1945 to 1967

 

Patch and photos from a crew member circa 1965

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Class leader USS TERREBONNE PARISH (LST-1156) The "T-Bone" stalwart LST of the Atlantic and Sixth Fleets, in service 1952 to 1971

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Here is a pair of USS Bayfield APA 33

 

 

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A USS Lenawee APA 195 and a USS Washburn AKA 108

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Since this is for Amphibious here is rare one NBG 1 Boat Unit or NBG Boat Unit 1 still trying to narrow it down.

 

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USS Merrick AKA 97

 

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USS Waldo County LST 1163

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Different Version of Terrebonne County class USS WALDO COUNTY (LST-1163) In service 1953 to 1970

 

"In 1959 the Waldo County made her first and only Top Secret Mission. A Top Secret crypto message ordered her and two sister ship LST's to proceed from Little Creek to Quantico Marine Base for further orders. At Quantico the LST's on-loaded two battalions of South Vietnamese marines and US Marine trainers and proceeded to the Caribbean to hold amphibious landing exercises for several weeks. At the conclusion the Marines were dropped off at Camp Lejeune. Not too many years later the U.S. was deeply involved in the Vietnam war."

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Newport class USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180)

 

In service 1970-1993 - Two tours in Vietnam, Beirut Crisis and Desert Storm

 

USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180) Engineers

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Terrebonne County class USS WALWORTH COUNTY (LST-1164) Atlantic Fleet, in USN service 1953 to 1971

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Since this is for Amphibious here is rare one NBG 1 Boat Unit or NBG Boat Unit 1 still trying to narrow it down.

 

Here is another Boat Unit 1 later period piece that recently sold on eBay.

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Terrebonne Parish class USS WASHTENAW COUNTY (LST-1166) Vietnam veteran of the 7th Fleet Amphibious Force in service 1953 to 1973

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Four war Arthur Middleton Class Transport USS GEORGE CLYMER (APA-27) In service 1941 to 1967

 

Served in WWII, Chinese Civil War, Korean and Vietnam Wars

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