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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 Photo, 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
 
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
 
USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
2. USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars
 
, on the left when traveling west on W. North Street. Click for map. Marker is near northwest 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.)
 
USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
3. USS Talladega (APA-208) Battle Stars
 
 
Marines on Mt. Suribachi Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2008
4. Marines on Mt. Suribachi
 
 
Talladega County Court House (in the background) Photo, Click for full size
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
5. Talladega County Court House (in the background)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 4,209 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.   5. submitted on November 7, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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