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Navy Occupation Service Medal
|20 to 26 September 1945|
|23 to 29 October 1945|
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|North Korean Aggression
18 September to 2 November 1950
|First UN Counter Offensive
27 February to 3 April 1951
|Communist China Aggression
3 to 18 November 1950
19 December 1959 to 19 January 1951
|Second Korean Winter
4 to 30 April 1952
15 to 17 September 1950
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
1 May 1952
8 to 21 July 1952
11 August to 16 September 1952
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| USS LST-975
|73k||LST-975 on the building ways ready for launching at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 6 January 1945.||Steven Loomis|
|98k||LST-975 sponsor, Miss Alice Jean Varian, christens the ship as part of the launching ceremony at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 6 January 1945.||Dale Hargrave|
|73k||LST-975 hits the water for the first time as she is launched at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 6 January 1945.||Steven Loomis|
|62k||LST-975 under tow as she is moved to her fitting out dock at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 6 January1945.||Steven Loomis|
|79k||USS LST-975 commissioning ceremony at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 3 February 1945, Navy chaplain offering a prayer.||Steven Loomis|
|73k||The crew of USS LST-975 at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA., 3 February 1945. The Executive Officer, Lt. Nelson, standing in front of the officers and men of the crew during the commissioning ceremony.||Steven Loomis|
|584k||USS LST-975 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|David Buell in honor of his father CWO4 Benton E. Buell, USN (Ret) USS LST-975 1950s.|
| RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500)
|56k||Ex-USS Marion County (LST-975) in South Vietnamese service as RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500) at anchor, circa 1963, location unknown.
South Vietnamese Navy photo from Vietnam.com
|979k||RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500) beached at Nha Trang, South Vietnam, circa 1963-64 between a Japanese crewed US Navy MSC LST and an unidentified South Vietnamese LSM.||Al Adcock|
|137k||RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo from Vietnam.com
|165k||RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500) moored pierside, circa 1960s, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 93784
|125k||USS Hector (AR-7) with various ships of the South Vietnamese Navy alongside off Vung Tau, Vietnam, 7 March 1972. Including, moored to her port side is the
LST RVNS Cam Ranh (HQ-500), formerly USS Marion County (LST-975).
The Barnegat-class seaplane tender moored to her starboard side is probably RVNS Tr?n Nh?t Du?t (HQ-03) ex-USS
U.S. Navy "All Hands" magazine May 1974, p. 12., Photo from the collection of Sy Blau.
|Photo-Jim Geldert USNI
Caption Robert Hurst
| BPR Zamboanga Del Sur (LT-86)
|63k||Ex-USS Marion County (LST-975) in Philippine Naval service as BPR Zamboanga Del Sur (LT-86) while in dry dock at A.G.& P. Drydock in Bauan, Batangas, Philippines, 7 January 1995.||Edison Sy|
|249k||Ex-BPR Zamboanga Del Sur (LT-86) moored at Navotas City, 27 May 2015, while awaiting space at a breaker's yard.||Edison Sy|
|189k||Ex-BPR Zamboanga Del Sur (LT-86) at the breakers yard at Navotas City, 3 July 2015.||Edison Sy|
|01||LT. Stanley, David Sloan, USN||3 February 1945 - 16 April 1946|
|Decommissioned||16 April 1946 - 28 August 1950|
|02||LT. Harer, Arnold Wood, USN||28 August 1950 - 1952|
|03||LT. Flanders, George Joseph Warren||1952|
|04||LT. Bailey, John David, LCDR USN||May 1955 - 10 May 1956|
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