LST-825 Hickman County


Photo by Hal Barker












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Entry: 57642
Subject: USS LST 836 KOREA 1951AND 1953

Raymond (Ray) Gibson SR. wrote on June 12, 2006


City and State: FLORENCE SC

Unit: USS LST 836...USS BELLE GROVE LSD 2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was in war zones in Korea 1951 and 1953...Participated in Operation Ivy, the first hydrogen bomb test November 1, 1952..Shot Mike, 10.4 mega ton yield.....Shot King, November 16, 500 kilo ton yield, air drop

Keywords: Hoot, Chodo, Inchon, and retrieving a ROK unit near Chodo. USS LST 836







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