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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
| Vietnam Advisory Campaign
8 August to 29 September 1964
6 March to 19 April 1969
2 May to 8 June 1969
| Vietnamese Counteroffensive
6 to 10 March 1966
25 to 29 March 1966
6 to 9 May 1966
17 to 22 May 1966
29 to 31 May 1966
10 to 12 June 1966
21 to 26 June 1966
| Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 to 14 June 1969
7 July to 7 August 1969
13 to 16 August 1969
| Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
9 to 25 July 1966
5 to 14 August 1966
| Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
9 to 11 January 1970
| Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
6 December 1967 to 27 January 1968
| Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
18 to 19 December 1970
27 to 28 December 1970
8 to 26 January 1971
1 to 5 May 1971
| Tet Counteroffensive
5 to 7 February 1968
18 to 20 February 1968
23 February to 1 April 1968
| Vietnam Ceasefire
20 to 21 December 1972
28 December 1972 to 7 January 1973
22 to 26 January 1973
5 to 15 February 1973
| Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 20 April-1968
19 to 24 May 1968
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|296k||Tulare (AKA-112), a converted mariner, outbound from San Francisco Bay to sea, 7 December 1955, prior to commissioning for
builders trials. Tulare is almost a hundred feet longer than her sister ships and displaces 15,000 tons. She was constructed by the Bethlehem Steel
Company, Pacific, San Francisco, CA.
US Navy photo # USN 684239
|National Museum of the US Navy|
|95k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound from San Francisco Bay to sea, 7 December 1955, for builders trials. She was the first US attack cargo ship with a helicopter platform. Her quadrupod masts carry standard contemporary radars: SPS-10 forward for surface search, SPS-6 aft for air search.
US Navy photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|1018k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound from San Francisco Bay to sea in December 1955, probably for builders trials. Photo source "San Francisco Examiner" photo archives||David Buell|
|949k||Tulare (AKA-112) prior to commissioning, outbound to sea in January 1956 from San Francisco Bay nearing the Golden Gate Bridge, probably for builders trials.||David Buell|
|1389k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) mooring, probably at Naval Station Treasure Island San Francisco, 16 January 1956. Note her boats on the pier.Photo source "San Francisco Examiner" photo archives||David Buell|
|234k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) conducting amphibious training with US Marine Corps Reserves in June 1958 at Coronado, CA.
USMC photos from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|74k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way, circa 1960, location unknown.
US Navy photo # K-67590
|15k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) loading Marines for Vietnam at San Diego, 1967||USS Tulare web site|
|12k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) at anchor Chi Lai, South Vietnam, 1967||USS Tulare web site|
|29k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) departing Pearl Harbor, 1966||USS Tulare web site|
|17k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) during amphibious operations, date and location unknown.|
|54k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) at Hong Kong, BCC, June 1966||Les McCallum USS Tulare|
|89k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) coming alongside USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) off the coast of South Vietnam in 1969. Photo taken by H.R. Adams CSC USN||Larry Lee|
|76k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way in 1969, location unknown.
US Navy photo by PHCS G. W. Walsh, Jr.
|239k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way circa 1970, location unknown.
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum File No. LKA 112 975X1-4-70 TH, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.
|178k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) entering the port of Vancouver, B.C., 20 July 1971.
City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-5571, by Walter E. Frost.
|76k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way at San Diego, CA., date unknown.||Russ Padden|
|88k||USS Tulare (AKA-112) under way off Oakland, CA., October 1979.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|40k||Ex-USS Tulare (AKA-112) laid up in reserve at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA, circa 2000.
National Maritime Administration photos.
|224k||Ex-USS Tulare (AKA-112) in the breakers yard at International Shipbreaking, Brownsville TX., early 2012.||Ed Mersich
USS Tulare web site
|01||CAPT. Todd, Donald Whiley||12 January 1956 - 10 September 1956|
|02||CAPT. MacKenzie, Colin Jack||10 September 1956 - 16 September 1957|
|03||CAPT. Crawford, Earl Russell :RADM||16 September 1957 - 25 September 1958|
|04||CAPT. Rutter Jr., James Boyd||25 September 1958 - 9 October 1959|
|05||CAPT. O'Brien Jr., Leslie James :RADM||9 October 1959 - 17 December 1960|
|06||CAPT. Schwartz, John Randolph||17 December 1960 - March 1962|
|07||CAPT. Ramage, Donald Brewster||March 1962 - 11 July 1963|
|08||CAPT. Byrnside Jr., Benjamin Claude, USN (USNA 1941)||11 July 1963 - 14 July 1964|
|09||CAPT. Elder, William Ernest||14 July 1964 - 30 October 1964|
|10||CAPT. Robinson Jr., Samuel James||30 October 1964 - October 1965|
|11||CAPT. Streeper, Harold Preston (Jeep)||October 1965 - October 1966|
|12||CAPT. Thompson, Robert Drysdale, USN (USNA 1946)||14 October 1966 - 16 March 1968|
|13||CAPT. Russell Jr., Thomas Beckwith :RADM||16 March 1968 - June 1969|
|14||CAPT. Law, Jason Pierce, USN (USNA 1948-B)||June 1969 - 18 September 1970|
|15||CAPT. Bogwell, Wallace Bruce||18 September 1970 - October 1971|
|16||CAPT. Cheek, Glen Reid||October 1971 - May 1973|
|17||CDR. Bussard Jr., Vernon Randolph||May 1973 - May 1974|
|18||CDR. McCullough, Robert France||May 1974 - ?|
|19||CAPT. Roundtree, Jack Lewis||1977 - July 1979|
|20||CDR. McKinney, James Bradley, USN (USNA 1960)||July 1979 - January 1980|
|22||CAPT. Breece, James Philip, USN (USNA 1961)||January 1980 - 15 February 1980|
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