The ship was redesignated Pitkin County (LST-1082) (q.v.) on 1 July 1955 for a county in Colorado. ... LST-1082 earned one battle star for World War II service, four battle stars for Korean War service, and two awards of the Navy Unit ... by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 17 February 1945; sponsored by Mrs. R. C. Robinson; and commissioned on 28 March 1945, Lt. Marvin A. Cohen in command.
|Title||:||Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships|
|Author||:||James L. Mooney|
|Publisher||:||Government Printing Office - 1981-06-01|