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God Bless our troops and bring them home safely once the mission is accomplished

(First to carry the proud name "USS Tortuga")

Tortuga was the first LSD (Dock, Landing Ship ) to be put back in service at the outbreak of the Korean war.

After being commissioned in the final phase of World War II and serving her country in Both Korean and Vietnam she was used

for target practice and scuttled.  She was battered and beaten by violent storms then encountered hits from Tomahawk missiles.  But, it took the "Hot Blue Flame" of the welders cutting torch to put her down.

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Up-coming Reunions

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Sept. 11-15-2017


Drew Adams
Bill Carter
Don Conkle
Lynn Harver
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Mike Wilson


2000 Branson, Mo
2001 Charlotte, NC
2003 New Orleans, LA
2004 Long Beach, CA
2006 Chicago, Il
2011 Evansville, In

2005, 2007 - 2010

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