Raymond L. Malone

Raymond L. Malone

Born: August 25, 1921

Raymond L. Malone

Electrician's Mate 1st Class

Commendations: See details

  • American Campaign Medal
  • European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal

Served During:

WWII,

Served In:

  • US Navy
American Campaign Medal
American Campaign Medal
European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
World War II Victory Medal
World War II Victory Medal

LST-338

 

 

World War II Victory Medal; American Theatre Medal; European-African Theatre Medal (4 Stars); Good Conduct Medal.

Participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and the Normandy invasion on LST 338. NTS Newport, RI; NTSch (EM) Newport, RI; ATB Portsmouth, VA; USS LST 338; ATB Port Pierce, FL; S/M Base, New Landon, CT; NTS Newport, RI.

LST-338 was laid down on 17 July 1942 at the Norfolk Navy Yard; launched on 8 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. R. I. Coleman; and commissioned on 20 December 1942, Lt. D. A. Stratton, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-338 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

Sicilian occupation-July 1943
Salerno landings-September 1943
Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

Upon returning to the United States, the tank landing ship was decommissioned on 6 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947. On 3 December 1947, she was sold to the Southern Trading Co., Philadelphia, Pa., for conversion to merchant service.

LST-338 earned three battle stars for World War II service.