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    Item #: P-2228
    Weingarten Gallery
    WWII US Navy Landing Ship Tank (LST) sterling silver sweetheart pin of the LST 157. The pin is 2 _ inches wide. LST-157 was laid down on 25 June 1942 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 31 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. DeWitt C. Redgrave, Jr.; and commissioned on 10 February 1943. During World War II, LST-157 served in the European and participated in the following operations : Sicilian occupation�July 1943 Salerno landings�September 1943 Invasion of Normandy�June 1944 Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 9 December 1944 and transferred to the United Kingdom. She was returned to the custody of the United States Navy on 11 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines. LST-157 earned three battle stars for World War II