1973 Vietnam War USS Denver LPD-9 Commemorative Zippo Lighter

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Dated 1973

The USS Denver (LPD-9) served a crucial role during the Vietnam War, primarily as an amphibious transport dock ship. Commissioned in 1968, it was deployed off the coast of Vietnam to support amphibious operations, transporting U.S. Marines and their equipment to various coastal locations. The ship played a vital part in the movement of troops, supplies, and equipment, sustaining the military presence in Vietnam and facilitating combat missions. Additionally, it participated in evacuations of American civilians and military personnel during Operation Frequent Wind in 1975. The USS Denver's contributions exemplified the U.S. Navy's commitment to logistical support and mobility during the Vietnam War. It continued its service post-war until its decommissioning in 1988.