Loading U.S. Marines at San Diego, CA, winter of 1966 destination South Vietnam
Condition "One Alpha"
Preparing to disembark troops Danang, South Vietnam, June 1965
This was Tulare's first operation in the war zone. It was soon after the escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Tulare entered Danang harbor with hull and boat numbers painted out, and no U.S. flags were flown.
Tulare at anchor at Chu Lai, South Vietnam - 1967, LCU in foreground
LCM offloading U.S. Army truck at Chu Lai, summer 1967, LST in background
10 JUN 2009