GENERAL D E AULTMAN AP 156
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- General G. O. Squier Class Transport
- USS GENERAL D. E. AULTMAN AP-156
Commissioned May 20 1945 - Decommissioned March 15 1946
Struck from Naval Register May 28 1946
Transfered to the U.S. Army Transportation Service June 17 1946
- USAT GENERAL D. E. AULTMAN
Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
Reacquired by U.S. Navy March 1 1950
Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
- USNS GENERAL D. E. AULTMAN T-AP-156
Placed In Service March 1 1950 - Out of Service June 4 1958
Sold 1968 for scrap
Keel Laid (Date unknown) - Launched February 18 1945
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- Covers Page 1 (1946)
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U.S. Army Postal Service
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
NAMESAKE - Brigadier General Dwight Edward Aultman (February 2 1872 - December 12 1929)
Aultman was an Army Officer during The Spanish-American War, and World War I. He fought in The Battle of San Juan Hill and at the siege of Santiago. During World War I when he was an artillery commander in France, participating in the Aisne-Marne and St. Mihiel offensives, he received The Distinguished Service Medal, and returned to the United States in 1919 as Commanding General, Camp Knox Ky. Brigadier General Aultman's last command was the Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Okla.
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