Military Veterans

Celebration of Freedom panel

Marvin V. Vogts

Brick Location

Liberty Side

Panel Number



Marvin Vogts served on the USS Mountrail in the U.S. Navy, World War II.  

The Mountrail  was launched 20 September 1944,  and commissioned 16 November 1944.

Following shakedown, Mountrail embarked troops at Seattle and sailed for the Philippines 10 January 1945. Reaching Leyte Gulf 21 February, she put to sea with men of the 77th Infantry Division for amphibious training off Leyte before departing San Pedro Bay 21 March to join a convoy for the Okinawa invasion. She arrived off Kerama Retto 26 march. While she landed troops 2 April, her gunners shot down three planes.

Mountrail departed Kerama Retto and arrived San Francisco 22 May to load troops for the Philippines, whom she disembarked at Manila.

Returning San Francisco 6 August, she sailed with more troops, landing them at Batangas, Luzon, 11 September. At Leyte Gulf she took on occupation troops whom she landed at Hakodate, Japan, 4 October, then carried Marines from Japan to Tsingtao, China, before sailing for home 6 November.


U.S. Navy


World War II—1944 - 1946


USS Mountrail