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CE CM CS CT DC DK DM DP DS DT EA EM EN EO ET EW
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MA (48-67) MA (72-Now) ME ML MM MN MR MS MT MU NAVY NC ND OM OS OT
PC PH PM PN PR QM RD (WW2) RD (48-72) RM SD SF SH SK SM
SO ST SV SW TM UT WT YN NAVY DIVER
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U.S.S. VALLEY FORGE

(LPH-8)

FIRST IN PEACE - FIRST IN WAR

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LPH-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1961-OCT1962Caribbean
OCT1961-DEC1961Caribbean
JAN1962-JAN1962Panama Canal
MAR1962- Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1962- Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1962- Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1962 - Indian Ocean
MAR1962-Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1962-Shellback Initiation - 25 MAR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1962-Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1962 - Indian Ocean
APR1962-DEC1962West Pac
APR1962-APR1962Dependents Cruise
AUG1962-OCT1962Middle Pacific
SEP1962-Shellback Initiation - 19 SEP 1962 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JUL1963-SEP1963Dry Dock
JAN1964-SEP1964West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1964-NOV1964West Pac
JUL1964-SEP1964West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1964-NOV1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1965-JUN1965West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1965-OCT1965West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1965-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1966-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1966-NOV1966West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1967-AUG1968West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1967-JAN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-AUG1969West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1968-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1968-JUN1969West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1968- Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1968 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1968-Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1969-JUL1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1969-SEP1969Decommisioning
JAN1969-DEC1969West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1969-MAY1969West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1969-JAN1970Decommisioning
NOV1969-Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1969 - Pacific Ocean

LPH-8 General Specifications