USS Iwo Jima Decommissioned

July 14, 1993, in Marine Corps history.
USS Iwo Jima Decommissioned
Posted on 7/14/2000

On July 14, 1993, the USS Iwo Jima was decommissioned after over 30 years of service in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia. The ship, named for the World War II battle in which three Marine divisions defeated 20,000 Japanese troops, was commissioned on August 26, 1961, and it was the first ship specifically designed as an amphibious assault ship from the keel up.

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