Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals
(AFEM) (4) during Caribbean deployments:
15 Nov.-16 Dec. 1962 Cuba (24 Oct.
62-31 Dec. 62)
16-18 Mar. 1966 Dominican Republic
31 May-08 Jun. 1966 Dominican Republic
10 Aug.-06 Sep. 1966 Dominican
Republic (18 Apr. 65-21 Sep. 66)
Supply White "E" 1970 awards.
LST 1156 Receives Award
By Gary Benson, YN2 (’54-’56), Hudson Falls,
COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS FORCE
UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET
U.S. NAVAL BASE
Norfolk 11, Virginia
20 AUG 1956
From: Commander Amphibious Force, U.S.
To: Commanding Officer, USS
TERREBONNE PARISH (LST 1156)
SUBJ: Award of Battle Readiness Plaque, Fiscal
1. USS TERREBONNE PARISH (LST1156) has been selected to receive
the award of the Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Battle
Readiness Plaque in Evaluation Unit B-1 for the year ending
30 June 1956.
2. Commander Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, takes great
pleasure in awarding the Battle Readiness Plaque to TERREBONNE
PARISH in recognition the outstanding performance of the ship
during Fiscal Year 1956.
3. Commander Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, commends
the officers and enlisted personnel of TERREBONNE PARISH for
their efforts in attaining this award. This achievement reflects
a devotion to duty and an attainment of standards, which are
most creditable to themselves and to the Naval service.
4. Commanding Officer, USS TERREBONNE PARISH, is directed to
make suitable notation and to place a copy of this letter in
the official records of such officers and enlisted personnel
of TERREBONNE PARISH as are considered deserving in having contributed
to the winning of the Battle Readiness Plaque. Forward appropriate
papers in accordance with established procedures in the case
of such personnel as may have been detached.