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|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 16 to 19 May 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 to 10 September 1945|
|19 September to 13 October 1945|
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
17 October to 16 November 1967
3 to 24 December 1967
10 February to 6 March 1968
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|USS Pamina (AKA-34)
|34k||USS Pamina (AKA-34) underway, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|70k||USS Pamina (AKA-34) arriving at San Francisco in late 1945 or early 1946 on a Magic Carpet voyage bringing servicemen home
from the western Pacific.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 78581, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Tanner (AGS-15)
Zera Luther Tanner—born on 5 December 1835 in Warsaw, N.Y.—was appointed acting Ensign on 18 August 1862. During the Civil War, he served in the bark USS Midnight and supply ship USS Rhode Island. On 1 December 1864, when the latter captured British paddle wheel steamer Vixen, he was placed in command of her prize crew; and, on 13 January 1865, he led the group of boats from Rhode Island which landed at Fort Fisher. During the ensuing decades, while serving on many ships and shore stations, Tanner became a pioneer in and an authority on hydrography. He invented the Tanner sounding machine and is remembered for his book, “Deep Sea Exploration”, as well as for many articles expanding man's knowledge of the sea. Promoted to captain and retired on 29 June 1906, Tanner died at Washington, D.C., on 16 December 1906.
|37k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) at anchor off San Salvador, circa 1953||Terry D. Gann USS Tanner|
|76k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) probably in northern Canadian waters. Tanner was engaged in survey operations during the summer of 1955 around Baffin Island and in Hudsons Bay. The "Chickasaw" HO4S-1 helicopter (probably BuNo 127811) belonged to the "Fleet Angeles" of Helicopter Utility Squadron (HU)2 assigned to Tanner during this expedition.||Photos courtesy of the Liebrecht - Finney Collection|
|61k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) anchored at Mersin, Turkey, circa 1955-58,
US Navy photo
|295k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) moored at Genoa, Italy, 8 September 1956.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|1225k||Stern view of USS Tanner (AGS-15) moored at Genoa, Italy, 31 March 1957.||Photos by Carol Martinelli|
|56k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) underway, circa 1965, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|550k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) moored inboard of USS Sheldrake (AGS-19) at Genoa, Italy, 1 February 1965.||Photo by Carol Martinelli|
|52k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) underway, circa late 1966-early 1967, location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Terry D. Gann USS Tanner, courtesy Daniel Bittleston USS Tanner|
|361k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) underway, date and location unknown.
Photos courtesy Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.
|Tim Rizzuto/Ed Zajkowski|
|175k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) under way in 1967, location unknown.||Wolfgang Hechler|
|54k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) at anchor in South Vietnamese waters in 1967.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|66k||USS Tanner (AGS-15) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, May 1968||©Richard Leonhardt|
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