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USS MATAGORDA (AVP-22)
Matagorda replenished and repaired the seaplanes which
helped to annihilate the U-boat threat in the South
USS TOM GREEN COUNTY (LST-1159)
Named for Tom Green County, Texas, this ship removed
thousands of refugees from North Vietnam in 1954 when
a communist government took over that country. The t _
following year she evacuated troops and civilians from
the Nationalist Chinese Tachen Islands off mainland
China when their position there became untenable
USS EBERLE (DD-430)
Named for Rear Admiral E. W. Eberle, a Texan who served as Chief of Naval Operations (1923-27), Eberle gallantly
carried out antisubmarine patrol and shore bombardment in support of landings in North Africa during World War II
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