Mosier's Raiders

Memorial Day 2004

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The LST Ship Memorial Inc., which owns and operates the LST-325, had planned to take the ship to Boston and other ports along the east coast during the summer of 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Unfortunately, circumstances forced the postponement of the trip until 2005. Mosier's Raiders author David Bronson was selected as a member of the 2004 crew and spent almost two weeks aboard the ship during the preparation for the voyage and while the ship was open to public tours during the Memorial Day weekend.
 
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LST-325 moored at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile, Alabama.

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Moored at Cooper Riverside Park.

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David Bronson aboard the LST-325.

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Bow doors and ramp control room.

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Troop berthing on port wing deck.

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Chow line outside the ship's galley.

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CSC Frank Perrella, one of the ship's cooks in 2004, inside the ship's galley.

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Starboard side main engine.

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Auxiliary engines and generators.

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Electrical switchboard in auxiliary engine room.

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David Bronson standing watch in auxiliary engine room while the ship was under tow from Mobile to Chickasaw.

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One of the ship's 40mm anti-aircraft guns.

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Crew congratulates Captain Jornlin on his birthday.

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Captain Jornlin presented with a birthday cake.

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Gary Hendrickson and Vince Collier

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Signal flags flying from the new collapsible mast.

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Memorial Day ceremonies on main deck.

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Under tow to Chickasaw after Memorial Day.

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Tank deck and bow ramp. Vehicles are on loan from volunteers.

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Starboard side access trunk to main engine room. From bottom of trunk looking up.

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Control panel for main engine room.

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Another view of the ship's generators.

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Port side shaft alley. This shaft runs from one of the main engines to the port side screw.

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Don Wittersheim and Joe Milakovich

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Frank Perrella and David Bronson.

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