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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|5 January to 14 February 1948||28 August to 8 September 1951|
|6 to 14 February 1955|
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|North Korean Aggression
20 September to 2 November 1950
|Second Korean Winter
5 to 6 December 1951
27 to 30 December 1951
10 to 11 January 1952
22 to 23 January 1952
|Communist China Aggression
3 November 1950 to 1 January 1951
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
| Vietnam Advisory Campaign
22 November 1964 to9 December 1964
27 December 1964 to 31 January 1965
8 February 1965 to 28 February 1965
7 to 13 March 1965
16 to 23 April 1965
2 to 11 May 1965
18 to 20 May 1965
| Tet Counteroffensive
27 February to 2 March 1968
| Vietnam Counteroffensive
17 February to 13 March 1966
| Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase IV
21 April to 3 May 1968
29 May to 30 June 1968
| Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase II
26 August to 1 September 1966
10 September to 28 October 1966
6 November to 19 December 1966
6 to 14 January 1967
| Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase V
1 July to 18 August 1968
14 to 22 September 1969
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|53k||USS Bexar (APA-237), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
APA 237 1905-46
|476k||After topside view of USS Bexar (APA-237) at Mare Island. May 17 1946. Conning tower areas of USS LSM-168,
USS LSM-251 and
USS LSM-275 along with
Tamalpais (YHB-21) and
Port of Stockton (YHB-2) are visible to the right.
US Navy photos File name: APA 237 1905-46, Navy Photo, 5/17/46 from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and History Museum.
APA 237 1905-46
|75k||A USS Bexar (APA-237), LCVP is stranded in the right background as LCMs unload on the Kalmo Pando beaches, at Wonsan, North Korea, with LVTs standing by to assist, 26 October 1950. Several LSTs are beached beyond that.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-421315, a US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives
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|965k||USS Bexar (APA-237) underway in November 1955, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|88k||USS Bexar (APA-237) underway near the San Francisco Naval Shipyard (Hunters Point), 11 January 1957 after a regular overhaul. She has yet to re-embark most of her landing craft.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown
|110k||USS Bexar (APA-237), date and location unknown.||©George B Barber, Marine Photo and Publishing Co. San Diego CA.
Copies of this photo are available from Marine Photo and Publishing Co.
contributed by Tom Gonzales
|127k||USS Bexar (APA-237) moored port side to USS Eldorado (AGC-11) at Naval Station San Diego, CA. Note the crew of Eldorado in dress blues assembled on the helo deck for a ceremony, 1963.||Photo by LT. Richard Dawson USNR USS Renville|
|94k||U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Amphibious Ready Group underway in March 1965. The ships are (l-r):
USS Bexar (APA-237),
USS Princeton (LPH-5),
USS Thomaston (LSD-28), and
USS O'Bannon (DD-450). Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse helicopters of
Medium Helicopter Transport Squadron (HMM-365) fly above the ships while Princetonīs crew spells out the groups' designations
"TG 76.5/79.5" on the flight deck.
US Navy photo from "US Marines in Vietnam: The Landing and the Buildup 1965 Part 6, p. 195."
|83k||USS Bexar (APA-237) moored at Danang, South Vietnam circa September-October 1966, with four merchantmen and one unidentified LST. The merchantmen are unloading supplies for Allied forces in the I Corp area of South Vietnam onto three new deep draft piers. The new piers, completed in October 1966, greatly increase cargo handling capacity in the port. Previously ships had to anchor in the harbor and unload onto landing craft or barges.
Naval Photographic Center photo # 1118323
|55k||USS Bexar (APA-237) decommissioning program (cover)||Robert Weiss|
|01||CAPT. Wilcox, Richard Harold USNR||9 October 1945 - 20 October 1946|
|02||CAPT. Ray, Clarence C. :RADM||20 January 1946 - 23 June 1947|
|03||CAPT. Purmont, George Lawrence||23 June 1947 - 15 June 1948|
|04||CAPT. Kowalzyk Jr., Alexander Martin||15 June 1948 - 18 June 1949|
|05||CAPT. Coffin Jr., Clarence Emmit||18 June 1949 - 6 March 1951|
|06||CAPT. Johnson, Harry Darlington||6 March 1951 - 22 December 1951|
|07||CAPT. Roscoe Jr., David Livingston :RADM||22 December 1951 - 22 December 1952|
|08||CAPT. Wilson, George Rees||22 December 1952 - 17 October 1953|
|09||CAPT. Hall Jr., Madison||17 October 1953 - 7 December 1954|
|10||CAPT. Blair, Richard Hutchings||7 December 1954 - 16 February 1956|
|11||CAPT. Bowers, Thomas Kent||16 February 1956 - 3 August 1956|
|12||CAPT. Reifenrath, Wilson Gortley||3 August 1956 - 9 August 1957|
|13||CAPT. Kauffman, Draper Laurence (33) :RADM||9 August 1957 - 9 August 1958|
|14||CAPT. Ross, Bruce Percy (35)||9 August 1958 - 11 August 1959|
|15||CDR. Garzda, Michael George||11 August 1959 - 13 August 1959|
|16||CDR. Krattli, James Altheide||13 August 1959 - 27 August 1959|
|17||CAPT. Ross, Bruce Percy||27 August 1959 - 1 September 1959|
|18||CAPT. Wesche, Otis Albert||1 September 1959 - 22 July 1960|
|19||CAPT. Giffen Jr., Robert Carlisle||22 July 1960 - 31 May 1961|
|20||CAPT. Walker III, William Anderson||31 May 1961 - 14 July 1962|
|21||CAPT. Appleton, Daniel Sidney :RADM||14 July 1962 - 8 July 1963|
|22||CAPT. Gutting, John Philip||8 July 1963 - 29 July 1964|
|23||CAPT. Battson Jr., Arthur LaGrange||29 July 1964 - 3 September 1965|
|24||CAPT. Boudinot Jr., Edgar John||3 September 1965 - 15 September 1966|
|25||CAPT. Lamb, Harold Moore||15 September 1966 - 17 November 1967|
|26||CAPT. Petersen, Forrest Silas, USN (1945) :VADM||17 November 1967 - 6 December 1968|
|27||CAPT. Barry, James Halford||6 December 1968 - 15 December 1969|
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