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Loyd T Harris
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.Served from Feb 54 to Dec 57. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, and was assigned to the USS Bexar(APA237) shortly thereafter. We(seems like immediately)then deployed with a contingent of Marines on board, destination Inchon Korea.Was involved in the Ta-Chen Islands evacuation of Chinese Nationalists to Formosa,Feb 55. Was transferred to the USS Hopewell(DD681), in June 55, and served on her until my honorable discharge, Dec 57. Crossed the equator in 1956, destination New Zealand(quite an experience), but after becoming a shellback, never got my "evens".

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