USS Talladega (APA-208)

USS Talladega (APA-208) (HM7W2)

Location: Talladega, AL 35160 Talladega County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 26.107', W 86° 6.184'

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Talladega County

— "The Tremblin' T" —

Seven Battle Stars
* * * * * * *

World War II

* Iwo Jima Operation
* Okinawa Gunto Operation

First of the 31 ship convoy with occupation troops
to dock at Yokohama on VJ Day, September 2, 1945

Korean War
* 3rd Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall (1953)

Vietnam War
* Vietnam Defense Campaign
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase II
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase III

Commissioned October 31, 1944
Struck from Naval Register September 1, 1976

Battle Cry
The USS Talladega became a movie star as the ship was featured in the World War II film classic, Battle Cry.

Four Marines pictured in Joe Rosenthal's famous flag-raising photograph debarked from USS Talladega (208) to climb Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Mike Strank. Others:John Bradley, Rene Gagnon
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HM NumberHM7W2
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed2002
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 583375 N 3699885
Decimal Degrees33.43511667, -86.10306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.107', W 86° 6.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 6.42" N, 86° 6' 11.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Court St N, Talladega AL 35160, US
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