The Battleship, U.S.S. Texas (BB-35)

The Battleship, U.S.S. Texas (BB-35)loupe
3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte

Short war Bio: WWI - In late 1918 she escorted the German fleet to its surrender anchorage.  She was refitted by the Navy in 1925 & 1939.  WWII - She supported the Normandy Landing, D-Day, June 6, 1944. After V.E. Day she transferred to the Pacific Theater and supported the landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  Today, Battleship Texas is a floating museum and the last remaining U.S. battleship of her kind.

Texas now stands as a memorial to the bravery and sacrifice of the servicemen who fought in both World War 1 and World War 2. 

Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70