Talladega in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
USS Talladega (APA-208)
—“The Tremblin’ T” —
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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
* 3rd Korean Winter
* Korea, Summer-Fall (1953)
* Vietnam Defense Campaign
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase II
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase III
Commissioned October 31, 1944
Struck from Naval Register September 1, 1976
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
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. Touch for map. Marker is near northwest
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. 13½ miles away); Historic Downtown Pell City (approx. 14.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talladega.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for the USS Talladega. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.)
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