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|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 June 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|23 September to 1 November 1945|
|18 November to 16 December 1945|
Korean War Campaigns
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|North Korean Aggression
18 September to 6 October 1950
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
1 to 17 May 1952
3 to 5 June 1952
26 June to 1 July 1952
27 August to 2 September 1952
11 to 17 September 1952
8 to 15 November 1952
23 to 30 November 1952
13 to 17 September 1950
|Third Korean Winter
9 to 15 December 1952
28 to 30 April 1953
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
4 to 10 November 1951
|Korean Summer-Fall 1953
1 and 12 to 14 May 1953
29 May to 4 June 1953
15 to 25 June 1953
12 to 14 July 1953
|Second Korean Winter
30 November to 9 December 1951
19 December 1951 to 6 January 1952
28 February to 6 March 1952
2 to 6 and 17 to 30 April 1952
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|192k||USS LST-857 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
|72k||USS LST-857 moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, T.H., circa 1945-47.||Evan Prost for Jack Rudloff USS LST-857|
|132k||USS LST-857 loading relief supplies at Pearl Harbor for victims of a tsunami that struck the island of Hilo on the 1st of April 1946.||Mike Wade for his father N.G. Wade, CTC USN Ret|
|126k||USS LST-857 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, CA. in early 1946, with
LCT(6)-778 loaded on the LST's main deck.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 79572, Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
|130k||USS LST-857 beached at Monterey, CA., circa 1949-52.||William Robert Caskey Jr. for his father William Robert Caskey Sr. (Bob) EM2 USS LST-857 1949-52|
|40k||USS LST-857 moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Boyd Campbell USS LST-857 1951-53|
|56k||USS LST-857 moored at Sasebo, Japan while loading incendiary bombs for the Air Force in Korea, circa 1952-53.||Boyd Campbell USS LST-857 1951-53|
|USS King County (LST-857)
|104k||The Regulus II missile launcher for Project Lehi leaves the structural shop at Mare Island, 25 March 1957, on its way for installation abroad USS King County (LST-857).
Mare Island Navy Shipyard photo # 33684-3-57
|97k||The Regulus II missile launcher aboard YD-33 prior to installation aboard USS King County (LST-857), 4 April 1957.
Mare Island Navy Shipyard photo # 33840-4-57
|182k||The Regulus II missile launcher being installed aboard USS King County (LST-857), 5 April 1957. YD-33 is doing the lifting.
Mare Island Navy Shipyard photo # 33809-4-57
|USS King County (AG-157)
|350k||USS King County (AG-157) Commanding Officer. LT. J. Metcalf, left, is looking over the plans for the Regulus II missile
system with LCDR R. G. Newby, Mare Islandís Assistant Design Superintend, 18 September 1958.
US Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - File name: LST 857 40775-9-58 TH, 9/18/58..
|297k||The prototype Regulus II storage and handling system in being installed aboard the USS King County (AG-157) at Mare Island, 18 September 1958. Note the submarine sail.
US Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - File name: LST 857 41069-9-58 TH, 9/18/58..
|357k||View of the topside mock-up of the Halibutís topside missile launching area aboard USS King County (AG 157), 18 September 1958.
US Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - File name: LST 857 41070-9-58 TH, 9/18/58..
|56k||USS King County (AG-157) with a Regulus II missile being readied for launch, circa 1958. The structure behind the missile is a non-submarine blast shield to protect the ship's superstructure. US Navy photo from "The American Submarine" by Norman Pulmar.||Robert Hurst|
|311k||USS King County (AG-157) underway, circa 1950s, while serving as Regulus II test ship.||Mike Smolinski|
|108k||A Regulus II missile being fired from the deck of USS King County (AG-157) in the Pacific Missile Range off Point Mugu, CA., 11 December 1958.
US Navy photo.
|01||LT. Parlier, Roy C., USN||29 December 1944 - December 1945||LST-857|
|02||LT. Mathews, Charles E., USNR||December 1945 - March 1946||LST-857|
|03||LT. Parlier, Roy C., USN||March 1946 - June 1946||LST-857|
|04||LT. Stevens, James R., USN||June 1946 - August 1947||LST-857|
|05||LT. Myers, Harvey L., USN||August 1947 - 1949||LST-857|
|06||LCDR. Gurney, Sumner (Stud)||January 1956 - July 1958||AG-157|
|07||LCDR. Metcalf III, Joseph, LCDR :VADM||~1959 - 8 July 1960||AG-157|
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