Historic Markers Across Alabama



USS Talladega (APA-208)



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of W. North Street and Court Square West, Talladega, Alabama
County: Talladega
Coordinates: N 33° 26.107    W 086° 6.184
  33.43511666    -86.10306666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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USS Talladega (APA-208)
— "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

Erected 2002.



Notes:

APA - United States Navy ship classification for an


End of USS Talladega (APA-208)