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Commanding Officer John Roberts, Commander USN (RET)
Skipper of the USS Tallahatchie County LST-1154
1959-1960
 
 

Taken by Edward Lucas
1952

Welcoming the 1154 back to Boston
Spring 1952
3 years after its initial launching
Picture provided by Edward Lucas

Anchored at Vasquez Island, PR
Early ‘50s during exercises with the Marines
Picture provided by Edward Lucas
 
 


LST 1154
1958

 
 


Summer of 1958 - prior to July 20
Anchored in the Grand Canal at St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
Photograph provided by CDR Robert L. Robinson, SC USN (ret.)
CDR Robinson was the very first Supply Officer on board the ship.

The ship departed Little Creek, VA approximately 8 May and arrived in the Med around 24 May.
The Ship was delayed a day to deliver a sick sailor to the Army Hospital in the Azores.

This was one of the summers that had uprisings in Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
The British sent troops into Jordan; the US sent troops into Lebanon.
The Iraqi people murdered their king and prime minister
laying the groundwork for Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.

The Ship spent 72 days in Souda Bay
supporting the NATO airstrip that served as a way-station for aircraft
from Naples to Beirut in support of the Marines.

 
 
Pictures donated by Fred Mosher
Engineering department early 1960's

Standing:  Shallenberger, Ortiz, Bridgon, Coburn, Kingery, Cicero, Anderson, Toth, Pfeiffer, Schouten, Simmons, Knutsen, Milligan, Stone, Hatfield, Dumas, Breyfogle, Phillips, Banard, Rawlins

Kneeling:  Case, Florio, Kumpf, Brown, Krusen, Laskowski, Petkus, Gonzales, Snyder

Enright, Berry, Kuhn Ferguson, Gilbert, Cullen, Hibbs, Horton, Klaiber,

Gallucci, Recchia, Kink, Wanke, Bugzavich, Jecusco

 
Ship's Crew
Sometime between early 1968 to mid 1969
 
                
USS Tallahatchie County with USS Scorpion alongside
April 1968
 
 
   
Pulling into dry doc                                                    Corinth Canal
January 1969
                                                            March 1969
 
 
 

Picture sent in by Bill & Betty Gill, October 2011
A real good friend, Jane Bradbury, painted this acrylic picture of the ship
We are grateful for the beautiful job she did.
 
 

USS Tallahatchie County AVB-2 at La Spezia, Italy 26 July 1970
awaiting the scraper's torch
Photo by Carlo Martinelli
The bridge, CIC, the 04 level and the helo platform already gone, but the Mike boat is still on the main deck
 
 
Change of Command Ceremony Brochures
 
Pictures from Captain Walker's Private Album
 
 
Herb Alexander's Naples Pictures Richard Battles' Naples Pictures Bill Beuke's Naples Pictures
     
Al Billings' Naples Pictures John Bolen's Pictures Richard Botteron's Pictures
     
Jim Brooks's Naples Pictures Gordon Chase's Pictures Ray Gefken's Pictures
     
Ed Hall's Pictures Ben Jones's Ship Pictures John McLaughlin's Pictures
     
Bruce Morgan's Naples Pictures Bruce Morgan's Ship's Pictures Fred Mosher's Ship Pictures
     
Ed Pfahlen's Pictures Wesley Simpson's Pictures Gary Tanner's Ship Pictures
 
 
  Lester (Joe) & Janet Cash's Naples Pictures  
     
January 1968 January 1968 February 1968 February1968
 
May 1968 May 1968 September 1968 October 1968
 
 

For pictures of the reunions please visit the Reunions page
and select the larger picture of the reunion you wish to view