USS Talladega (APA-208)

“The Tremblin’ T”

Inscription:
"Seven Battle Stars
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

"World War II
☆ Iwo Jima Operation
☆ Okinawa Gunto Operation

"First of the 31 ship convoy with occupation troops
to dock at Yokohama on VJ Day, September 2, 1945

"Korean War
☆ 3rd Korean Winter
☆ Korea, Summer-Fall (1953)

"Vietnam War
☆ Vietnam Defense Campaign
☆ Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase II
☆ Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase III

"Commissioned October 31, 1944
Struck from Naval Register September 1, 1976

"Battle Cry
"The USS Talladega became a movie star as the ship was featured in the World War II film classic, Battle Cry. Four Marines pictured in Joe Rosenthal's famous flag-raising photograph debarked from USS Talladega (208) to climb Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Mike Strank. Others: John Bradley, Rene Gagnon"

Erected 2002.

Location. 33° 26.107′ N, 86° 6.184′ W. Marker is in Talladega, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is at the intersection of W. North Street and Court Square West, on the left when traveling west on W. North Street. Marker is near northwest corner of courthouse square.