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Talladega in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

USS Talladega (APA-208)

Talladega County

 

“The Tremblin’ T”

 
USS Talladega (APA-208) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
1. USS Talladega (APA-208) Marker


Inscription.
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
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 33° 26.107′ N, 86° 6.184′ W. Marker is in Talladega, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is at the intersection of W. North Street and Court Square West, on the left when traveling west on W. North Street. Click for map. Marker is near northwest
USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
2. USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars
corner of courthouse square. Marker is in this post office area: Talladega AL 35160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Of Talladega (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn University And Birmingham-Southern College Began In Talladega, 1854 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Joiner Family (approx. half a mile away); Presbyterian Home For Children (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln, Alabama (approx. 12.4 miles away); DeSoto Caverns (approx. 13.5 miles away); Historic Downtown Pell City (approx. 14.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Talladega.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the USS Talladega. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
3. USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars
Marines on Mt. Suribachi image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
4. Marines on Mt. Suribachi
Talladega County Court House (in the background) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
5. Talladega County Court House (in the background)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 4,750 times since then and 324 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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