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Medal of Honor
Private First Class Leonard C. Brostrom, U.S. Army, Company F,17th Infantry,7th Infantry Division
Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 28 October 1944
|USNS PVT. Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK-255) underway, circa 1954, prior to conversion to a heavy-lift cargo ship.
US Navy photo.
|USNS PVT Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK-255) 50-ton booms tower skyward as she steams through New York harbor narrows on a trial run, 14 April 1954. PVT. Leonard C. Bronstrom and USNS Marine Fiddler (T-AK-267) were recently fitted with the giant booms, making them the heaviest-lift cargo ships under the US flag. Both ships are capable of loading and unloading massive and bulky cargo without the aid of shoreside lift facilities.
|USNS PVT. Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK-255) moored pierside at Kaohsiung,Taiwan, in September 1977.
Photo by Karsten Petersen
|USNS PVT. Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK-255) under way in harbor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
|USNS PVT. Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK-255) lightering cargo ashore at Diego Garcia, 23 March 1980.
US National Archives photo # K-127419, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Captain Wade Armstrong
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