c. 1965
11 in|13 in HIGH x 14 in|15.5 in WIDE
(27.94 cm|33.02 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm|39.37 cm WIDE)
Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

A label across the bottom of the photo, "Although troop transport vessels continue to remain part of America's Ready Researve Fleet, transporting soldiers overseas by sea hasn't been a common method of transportation since the late 1960's." Photo shows at least two squadrons(?) of soldiers, possibly Rangers (they all have a different army patch on their sleeves and their pants are tucked into the tops of their combat boots) standing in loose formation on a dock waiting their turns to board the Navy ship parked at the dock. A group of soldiers carrying their gear are walking up a ramp with canvas sides that says "Oakland Army Terminal U.S. Army." A large freight crane is sitting at the edge of the dock near the ship, possibly loading supplies on board.

Used: U.S. Army | Oakland Army Base

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