SHIP'S BELL

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 Located at the Prairie Junior High School
11910 South Kostner Avenue
Alsip, Illinois 

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 Dedication Information

 (Photographs provided by

Craig Gwaltney, Assistant Principal)

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THIS SHIP'S BELL IS FROM THE U.S.S. TELFAIR (APA-210) WHICH WAS AN ATTACK TRANSPORT SERVING THE FAR EAST DURING WORLD WARE II AS WELL AS THE KOREAN CONFLICT.  FOR HER PARTICIPATION AND PERFORMANCE DURING TOURS OF DUTY, THE TELFAIR WAS AWARDED MANY COMMENDATIONS INCLUDING THE PHILIPPINE LIBERATION RIBBON, KOREAN SERVICE RIBBON WITH THREE STARS, AND THE KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION. DURING HER NON-COMBATANT YEARS, THE TELFAIR SERVED AS A TRAINING VESSEL FOR MARINE AND NAVAL PERSONNEL.

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