My father served on the USS Oak Hill (LSD 7) during many WWII battles including Palau, Guadalcanal, the Solomons, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. He is now gone but a photograph of the USS Oak Hill now hangs in my brother's home. I know this ship served actively through the Vietnam War. Dad kept an itinerary or log of all of this ship's engagements during WWII. I also remember him saying his ship carried Vince Lombardi during the war at some time. Not to hijack the solemn theme of this thread and the spirit of these pictures...but I know Dad participated in such on his ship...which was the USS Oak Hill (LSD 7). Just wondered if maybe OP had a son or knew someone serving on a newer version of my dad's ship.