As part of the development of the USS Duluth LPD-6 museum exhibit(s) being created by the Veterans Memorial Hall branch of the St. Louis County Historical Society in our ship’s namesake city of Duluth, MN, we are excited to announce an opportunity for all USS Duluth shipmates and deployed Marines to submit their memories and stories from their time aboard the USS Duluth LPD-6 for inclusion in a permanent archive; to be stored and maintained by the Historical Society.

        While Facebook and other social mediums are a fun place to reminisce, those memories soon scroll off the bottom of the page, never to be seen again.  All of those great memories that you like to share at reunions, etc. can now be stored in a permanent archive, for friends, relatives and future generations to read, enjoy and gain an understanding of the amazing, life changing experiences that we all shared as part of our service aboard the USS Duluth.

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To submit your memories to the archive, 

go to:

http://www.vetshall.org/stories/submit

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    Here are a couple of helpful hints.

    There are a few categories of information submission: 

  • In the “Your Information” area, you will type in your name & contact information.  You can put in your rating/rank information there or in the next area, depending upon factors, such as whether your story is about your own experience or on behalf of someone else.
  • In the “Veteran Information” area, there is a provision to put rating/rank info in the “Title” box.
  • In the “Vocabularies” area, under “Unit Info,” choose USS Duluth LPD-6 from the drop down that appears when you click on the little arrow in the right end of the box.
  • In the “Slideshow Images” area, you can attach one or more photos that go with your story.  If you attach several photos, they will be presented as a slideshow.
  • The “Story Key” that follows the story entry box is a good place to create a title for your memory, like 1977/78 WestPac or Da Nang Harbor 1971, etc.

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    Note:  As much as possible, please make an effort to keep your submissions as “family friendly” PG-13 as possible.  All submissions will be reviewed by Historical Society personnel and a Member of the USS Duluth Crewmembers Association, prior to publishing.

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    If you have any questions, please contact:

       don.rowe@ussduluth.org