Page of Pete Reenstra
Dedicated to the memory
USS DeSoto County LST 1171
earned by the DeSoto County through the years
See 1171 History for descriptions
This is the "floating bathtub" I spent 3.5 years on - home base, Little Creek, Va.
Great Lakes Cruise
patches are available!
Visit our page for
1171 Class Reunion
Join our American Amphibious Force Association Discussion
Armed Forces Tribute
Never forget to thank our vets
What is a
"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life,
wrote a blank check made payable to:
'The United states of America'
For the amount of:
'Up to and including my life'.
That, Friend, is honor, and unfortunately today, there are far too many
people in this country who no longer understand it!"
- Many of us were
in the Cuban Crisis, Viet Nam, and the entire Cold War -
- So these two items are of great interest -
COLD WAR MUSEUM gets a
The Fairfax County, VA Park Authority has given land at the former
Lorton complex to the museum to build a permanent home. It is on the site of a former Nike missile base.
The American Amphibious
Association membership fully supports the
Congressionally authorized award of the Cold War Service Medal to
Honorably discharged U. S. Military Veterans of the Cold War
between 02 September 1945 and 26 December 1991.
Important quotes to remember, especially today!!!
teaches us anything, it teaches that simpleminded appeasement
or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal
of our past, and the squandering of our freedom."
President Ronald Reagan
March 3, 1983
"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman."
is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change.
It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wounds,
death and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time."
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
AAFA Reunion 2014
New London, CT
Details when available
Also, visit our other web site dedicated to the
American Amphibious Force Association.
A GATEWAY TO THE AMPHIBIOUS FORCES. IT WILL CARRY INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MODERN AMPHIBOUS FORCES AND POST WW2 LSTS (THE BIG T’S).
THERE ARE PAGES FOR THE AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE ASSOCIATION
AND EFFORTS TO PRESERVE AMPHIBIOUS VESSELS WILL BE SHOWCASED.
Please visit Dirk's website.
LST 325, WWII Ship
325 Memorial Page
consider a donation to the continuing
restoration and maintenance of the 325.
Fundraising information can be found at:
The LST Memorial Page
of the 325 in Mobile
Larry Adamik, AAFA member,
visited the 325 in 2003. Here's a few of his pictures.
Military.com has chosen Dutchman's Dock
as a distinguished military page. Thank you.
More recently, another honor.
From Military VA Loan.com
Port, Little Creek, VA
Link to the Amphibious section
We're part of the LST WebRing
LST Home Port Discussion
LST Sailors Talk Deck
AAFA Members Discussion
Other great 'Gator' Links
Unfortunately, a few have closed,
so I removed them.