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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 21 September 1944|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|8 to 25 October 1945||10 November 1952 to 4 April 1953|
|18 November 1945 to 12 April 1946||20 October to 8 November 1953|
From Wikipedia: "Shortly after her berthing at Green Cove Springs, the reopening of hostilities in Asia and high tension in Europe and the Middle East resulted in an increased demand for ships of her type. LST-988 was ordered reactivated. On 7 June 1951 she recommissioned, and 13 days later reported to ServLant for duty as a troop and cargo carrier. Her assignments during the next year took her as far east as the Mediterranean and as far north as sailing beyond the arctic circle on 9 July 1952. In May 1952 she was fitted out with a helicopter pad and then ordered to Iceland for special projects with the United States Air Force. Returning to Norfolk in September, she prepared for her first extended overseas deployment since World War II, six months with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, after which she resumed operations for the 2nd Fleet."
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|294k||USS LST-988 and USS LST-907 moored at Civitavecchia, Italy while loading the US Army Air Force's 523rd Fighter Squadron's ground crew and equipment for sea lift to Corcisa, circa 13 July 1944. Photo by Haven Sanborn, Radio Mechanic, 523rd Fighter Squadron USAAF.||Murray Sanborn for his father Haven Sanborn|
|75k||A protective balloon flies above an USS LST-988 as she approaches the shore of southern France in August, 1944.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, Photo No. © IWM (A 25260)
|58k||USS LST-988 entering the harbor at Valletta, Malta, date unknown.
US Navy photo.
|213k||USS LST-988 in the harbor at Valletta, Malta with tug Expert alongside, 19 November 1952.
Original copyright, Anthony and Joseph Pavia, 6 St John's St, Valletta, Malta
|USS Mineral County (LST-988)
|182k||USS Mineral County (LST-988) is to the left on Pier 5 at Boston Naval Shipyard while USS Constellation (IX-20) sits moored in the dock of floating dry dock USS ARD-16 at Pier 6 of the Boston Naval Shipyard on 5 August 1955. The harbor tug Chegodega (YTB-542) is seen at right, with Wawasee (YTB-367) at left. (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10726)||Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP Charlestown Navy Yard Boston, MA|
|1016098804||225k||USS Mineral County LST-988 under way, circa 1950s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84880. Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1976,.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|01||LTjg. Craig, Charles Edward, USN||25 April 1944 - November 1944|
|02||LT. Sturges, Walter K., USNR||November 1944 - March 1945|
|03||LT. Burnett, Robert Charles, USNR||March 1945 - 24 November 1945|
|04||LTjg. Wintter, William A., USNR||24 November 1945 - 1946|
|05||LTjg. Mahoney, William M., USNR||1946|
|06||LT. Fidler, Harold Joseph, USN||1952|
|07||LT. Pearson, Jack Boggan, USN||1955|
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