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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.

    Sergeant Matej Kocak Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship
    Built as container ship "SS THOMAS HEYWARD"" 1982
    Delivered to the Maritime Administration 11 February 1983
    Converted to a Maritime Prepositioning Ship 1984-1985
    Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1985

  2. Entered service January 1985

  4. Purchased by MSC and renamed 15 January 2010
Obregon TAK3006 Crest.jpg

PFC Eugene A. Obregon, USMC

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon T-AK-3006 Covers Page 1     (1999-2021)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Ships Marking


GregCiesielski PFCEugeneAObregon TAK3006 20210507 1 Marking.jpg
GregCiesielski PFCEugeneAObregon TAK3006 20210507 1 Front.jpg

Stuffer card. Collectors request by Foster E. Miller, III.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Private First Class Eugene Arnold Obregon, USMC (12 November 1930 – 26 September 1950)
Obregon was born in Los Angeles, CA. He attended elementary school and Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on 7 June 1948, at the age of 17.
        Following recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA, he was assigned to the Marine Corps Supply Depot in Barstow, CA, where he served as a fireman until the outbreak of the Korean War. He was transferred to the 1st Marine Provisional Brigade and served as a machine gun ammunition carrier. His unit departed the United States on 14 July 1950 and arrived at Pusan, Korea on 3 August 1950. He was in action with Company G, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced) by 8 August 1950, along the Naktong River, and participated in the Inchon landing. Then, on 26 September 1950, during the assault on the city of Seoul he was fatally wounded by enemy machine gun fire while using his body to shield a wounded fellow Marine.
        For this action, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor was presented to PFC Obregon's parents by Secretary of the Navy Daniel A. Kimball on 30 August 1951.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, PFC Obregon was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Korean Service Medal w/ three Campaign stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
PFC Eugene A. Obregon is buried at the Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.



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