Historic Markers Across Georgia



U.S.S. Harris County



Marker ID: GHM 072-3
Location: Courthouse in Hamilton
County: Harris
Coordinates: N 32° 45.529    W 084° 52.495
  32.75881666    -84.87491666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6TYX
U.S.S. Harris County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

This bell was presented to Harris County by LST 822, U.S.S. HARRIS COUNTY, commissioned Nov. 23, 1944. Carrying the commander of LST Group 68, she led fourteen convoys through enemy waters without a casualty.

LST U.S.S. HARRIS COUNTY participated in the invasion of Okinawa, occupation of Japan, retaking of Iwo Jima, amphibious training operations at Inchon, Korea and Kimmu Wan, Okinawa. During the Korean War she was used for re-supply and logistic support. She aided in evacuation in French Indo-China. In June 1955 she received orders to lead an expedition to the Arctic on a Re-supply Mission.

GHM 072-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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