USS LST 577 was laid down on 3 May 1944 at Evansville, Indiana by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company; launched on 16 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Christopher Roeder; and commissioned on 10 July 1944, Lt. Carl H. Stahl in command.
During World War II, LST 577 was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in the Leyte landings in November 1944 and the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. On board were Navy personnel and Army Infantry replacements of the 270th Replacement Company ~ 21st Replacement Depot.
The landing ship LST 577, was sunk by a Japanese submarine-launched torpedo RO 50, east of Mindanao off the Philippine Islands on 11 February 1945 while in a reinforcement convoy proceeding from Hollandia to Leyte.
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LST 577 earned two battle stars for her heroic World War II service. The LST 577 was struck from the Navy list on 30 March 1945.
World War II LST Configuration
One Hundred Sixty Six Sailors and Soldiers
Who Gave Their Lives for America's Freedom
11 February 1945
Walter Darrell Miller
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WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
This page was last updated on: October 17, 2011
"Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down his life for his friends."
To those who lost their lives on the
honor and eternal rest
We will never forget!
Now I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love you have shown,
But it was time for me to travel on alone
So grieve for a while for me if you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won't be far away, For life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me,
I'll always be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear,
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home."