ORANGE COUNTY LST 1068

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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 January 31 1945 - Launched March 3 1945

  1. USS LST-1068
    Commissioned March 27 1945 - Decommissioned August 9 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet
    Recommissioned September 8 1950

  2. USS ORANGE COUNTY LST-1068
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned September 27 1957

    Struck from Naval Register September 27 1957
    Sunk as target June 18 1958

Naval Covers

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  1. Orange County Covers Page 1     (1945)

 

Postmarks

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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.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
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1st Commissioning March 27 1945 to August 9 1946


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15892)

1945-09-15

JonBurdett lst1068 19450915 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst1068 19450915.jpeg

As LST-1068



 

Other Information

LST-1068 earned four battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (4) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Counties in the states of California, Florida, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Virginia

 


 

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