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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
23 to 26 August 1965
14 to 17 September 1965
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
25 to 28 August 1969
11 September to 25 October 1969
4 to 7 and 22 to 28 February 1966
13 to 16 March 1966
|Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
15 to 25 November 1969
7 to 15 and 29 December 1969
1 to 9 January 1970
9 to 11 February 1970
9 to 11 March 1970
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase II
13 to 31 August 1966
13 to 28 September 1966
6 October to 11 November 1966
1 to 13 January 1967
13 February to 4 March 1967
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase VII
30 April to 4 May 1971
12 to 14 and 20 to 23 May 1971
12 to 18, 20 to 22 and 25 to 26 June 1971
12 March to 1 April 1968
15 to 17 and 21 to 22 July 1971
13 to 15 August 1971
5 to 7 September 1971
10 September to 13 October 1971
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 16-April 1968
27 April to 17 June 1968
29 to 30 June 1972
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
6 July to 21 August 1968
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|114k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) circa 1955-56. During this period Thomaston took part in the Arctic Resupply Project of provisioning stations on the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line and cold weather amphibious landing exercises in the Aleutians in November 1955 and in January and February 1956.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine December 1956 issue
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|245k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) under way, circa 1955, location unknown
US Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1956-57".
|404k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 December 1956.
File name: LSD 28 32405-12-56, Navy Photo, 12/2/56
|62k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) departing San Diego, June 1957 for amphibious landing exercises at Camp Pendelton, CA.||Photo by Dale Haskin|
|66k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) and USS Stone County (LST-1141 at anchor in Subic Bay, P.I. with other fleet units, circa 1957.||Photo by Donald J. Wagner SM3, USN USS Gunston Hall|
|63k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) departing San Diego Harbor
US Navy photo
|40k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) being refueled by USS Ashtabula (AO-51), circa January-February 1963, Pacific Ocean||Ron Reeves|
|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."
|89k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) at anchor in the background at right with USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) in the foreground. Valley Forge has Marine Corps CH-46 helicopters embarked, probably during operations off South Vietnam, circa 1968. Photo was received by "All Hands" magazine on 30 July 1968.
US Navy photo # NH 96947 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|55k||Overhead view of USS Thomaston (LSD-28) under way in 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo by PH2 Henry Greer.
|152k||LCU-1476 back loading Third Battalion/Third Marines to USS Vancouver (LPD-2) from USS Thomaston (LSD-28) at Subic Bay, date unknown.||Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret LCU-1624|
|330k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) approaching USS Vega (AF-59) for refueling/replenishment while underway in the Gulf of Siam during Operation Eagle Pull in March 1975. Thomaston was operating with TG 76.4. CTG was USS Okinawa (LPH-3), the ship in the background.||Photo by Richard Spring, CMDCM(SW/AW) USN Ret.|
|79k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) off San Diego in 1982
US Navy photo
|Robert G Jarshaw QM2 USN USS Thomaston 1982-1984|
|138k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) under way, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|678k||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) at anchor in 1983, location unknown.||Wolfgang Hechler|
|279k||Ex-USS Thomaston (LSD-28) laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., in 2006.||Ron Reeves|
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