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USS Wood County - LST-1178

This is the USS Wood County which I was on for about 3 months down in the Caribbean, April - June 1965. I recall the nights sitting back on the fantail just watching the water being churned up by the prop and watching the sea in the darkness with only the moon lighting it up. On our way down to the Caribbean we did have a cruise ship pass through our convoy and I'm sure the passengers never saw us because we were all at "darken ship". Just so many memories about that ship and the landings we had made from it. A couple on Vieques, PR and then the one in the Dominican Republic. It was decommissioned in May 1972 and berthed in the James River in VA, as you can see in the 2nd picture here. In July of 2002 it was scrapped in Brownsville, TX.
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