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Navy Occupation Service Medal
|28 September to 8 October 1945|
|13 to 20 November 1945|
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
8 to 13 August 1965
22 to 27 October 1965
|Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III
30 August to 1 September 1967
30 September to 1 November 1967
20 November to 18 December 1967
11 to 21 January 1968
27 May to 1 June 1966
11 to 16 June 1966
31 January to 4 February 1968
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|57k||Bow on view of USS Mathews (AKA-96) with Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA. in the background, 5 March 1952, shortly after her re-commissioning.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # NY9-12194-3-52, 3/5/52
|74k||Broadside view of USS Mathews (AKA-96) off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, 5 March 1952, shortly after her re-commissioning.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # NY9-12196-3-52, 3/5/52
|86k||Stern view of USS Mathews (AKA-96) off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, 5 March 1952, shortly after her re-commissioning.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # NY9-12198-3-52, 3/5/52
|138k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) displays the quadrupod mast developed by the New York Navy Yard for attack cargo ships. This photograph was taken while tied up pierside at Mare Island, 5 March 1952. The boats are LCVPs nested inside LCMs, with an LCPL (with canopy) visible forward of the paired kingposts.
Photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman
|240k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) underway with USS Cabildo (LSD-16) , circa 1953, location unknown.||Photo by Joe Gansemer QM2 USS Cabildo|
|79k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) underway while departing San Diego, date unknown.
US National Archives photo
|70k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) at anchor off the coast of South Vietnam, 1966.||Photo by LT. Richard Dawson USS Renville|
|99k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) moored pierside at San Diego, December 1968||© Richard Leonhardt|
|106k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) underway, date and location unknown.||Ray Reynolds|
|119k||USS Mathews (AKA-96) plaque.||Tommy Trampp|
|01||CDR. Thorwall, Charles Arthur :RADM||5 March 1945 - ?|
|04||CAPT. May, Leo George||10 August 1952 - 15 August 1953|
|05||CAPT. Williams, George Kirtley||15 August 1953 - 1954|
|06||CAPT. Meola, Vincent Joseph||1954 - April 1956|
|07||CAPT. Florence, John Williams||April 1956 - August 1957|
|09||CAPT. Chenault, Frederic Archibald||March 1958 - June 1959|
|10||CAPT. Sherman, Vining Alden||June 1959 - April 1960|
|11||CAPT. Crowley Jr., Roger John||April 1960 - 17 July 1961|
|12||CAPT. Vellis, Demetrius John||17 July 1961 - August 1962|
|13||CAPT. Ricks, Robert Byron||August 1962 - November 1963|
|14||CAPT. Maddex, John William||November 1963 - August 1964|
|16||CAPT. Ainsworth, Herbert Sylvan :RADM||11 October 1965 - ?|
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