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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.

    LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid June 9 1944 - Launched July 9 1944

  1. USS LST-1032
    Commissioned August 1 1944

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned October 14 1955
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Transferred August 1961 to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia Group
    Recommissioned December 21 1965 - Decommissioned August 12 1970

    Struck from Naval Register August 12 1970
    Sold September 11 1971 to Zidell Exploration Inc. Portland, OR for scrap

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. Covers Page 1     (1967-68)



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 To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 1967 - Disestablished 1970


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett monmouthcounty lst1032 19670618 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monmouthcounty lst1032 19670618.jpg



Locy Type
2t(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett monmouthcounty lst1032 19681118 pm.jpg
JonBurdett monmouthcounty lst1032 19681118.jpg



Other Information

LST-1032 earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, February 19-25 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 1 to June 10 1945

MONMOUTH COUNTY earned eleven campaign stars for Vietnam War service
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive
May 31 to June 13 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
July 19 to August 2 1966
August 12-13 and 27-31 1966
September 9 to November 17 1966
January 16-23 1967
February 1-7 1967
February 23 to March 6 1967
March 16-20 1967
April 4-13 1967
May 30-31 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
June 1 to August 9 1967
December 17 1967 to January 29 1968
* Tet Counteroffensive
January 30 to April 1 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
April 2-7 1968
May 17 to June 19 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
July 15 to September 10 1968
October 28 to November 1 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
November 2 1968 to February 13 1969
* Tet 69/Counteroffensive
March 21 to June 8 1969
* Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
June 9 to September 8 1969
* Winter-Spring 1970
November 3 1969 to February 15 1970
March 18 to April 30 1970
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive
May 1-2 1970

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (6-Dominican Republic) - Vietnam Service Medal (11) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (6) - Philippines Liberation Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - Monmouth County, New Jersey



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