La Salle AP-102 - History

La Salle AP-102 - History

La Salle

(AP-102: dp. 5,933; 1. 459'2"; b. 63'; dr. 23' s. 16.5 k.;
cpl. 316; trp 1,310; a. 1 .,", 4 8", 12 20mm.; T. C2-C-B1)

The first La Salle (AP-102) v.as laid down 29 April 1942 under Maritime Commission contract as SS Hotspur by Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, Calif.; launched 2 August 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Naomi S. Kehoe; acquired by the Navy 18 March 1943: and commissioned as Hotspur 31 March 1943, Comdr. Fred C. Fluegel in command.

Renamed La Salle 6 April 1943, she left Port Hueneme, Calif., 14 April with Seabees for Guadalcanal, returning to San Francisco 10 July. After another voyage to Guadalcanal in August, she sailled to Wellington, New Zealand, arriving 27 October. There and in the New Hebrides, she conducted simulated attacks and landing boat exercises with marines in preparation for the assault on Tarawa for which she sailed 13 Novelllber with TF 53. She arrived off the invasion beaches 19 November, and was shelled by enemy shore batteries early the next morning, suffering no serious damage. She cleared Tarawa the 24th and steamed to San Diego, where she arrived 13 December to prepare for the invasion of the Marshalls.

La Salle left the west coast 13 January 1944 and arrived off Kwajalein 8 days later to land men of the 4th Marine Division. La Salle left the atoll 8 February for Pearl Harbor, then later made several reinfomment movements.

From Pearl Harbor she sailed 11 May with troops for the invasion of the Marianas, arriving on D-day, 15 June to witness the preinvasion bombardment before landing her marines. She retired from the battle zone 23 June and reached Pearl Harbor 24 July. She then proceeded to Guadalcanal in August u here rehearsals for the eap. ture of the Palaus ended 8 September. She arrived off the Palaus 15 September and made a feinting attack to keep
enemy troops occupied in the northern islands during the attack on Pelelieu itself. She landed her troops on the beaches of Angaur the 17th and departed 23 September for Mamls, where she embarked 1,373 troops of the Army 1st Cavalry Division for the Leyte invasion.

La Salle reached the northern transport area off Leyte 20 October, and all troops and cargo were ashore by nightfall. She retired to the Palaus and then to Guam, where she embarked reinforcements for transport to San Pedro Bay 23 November. The vessel next loaded 934 troops at Sansapor, New Guinea, and sailed 30 December for Luzon. On the morning of her departure, she assisted in splashing an enemy "Jake." She unloaded 9 January at Lingayen Gulf, and then returned to Leyte.

On 29 January 1945 she arrived off Luzon to discharge 731 troops in order to block Japanese retirement into the Bataan Peninsula. She departed the same day and put into San Pedro Bay 1 February to prepare for the invasion of Okinawa, off which she arrived from Ulithi 11 April. She fought off heavy suicide attacks during the next 5 days, and retired unscathed 16 April, steaming for Guam and a Seattle overhaul.

Between September 1945 and June 1946, La Salle made four "Magic Carpet" voyages, and one passage in February to deliver occupation troops to Yokosuka. She decommissioned at Seattle 24 July 1946 and was returned to the Maritime Commission the following day.

La Salle received eight battle stars for World War II service.


La Salle AP-102 - History

The La Salle Sisters’ Congregation was established in 1966 by De La Salle Christian Brothers, District Vietnam. They were officially recognized by the Holy See in 2002 as a women’s congregation under the Archdiocese of Saigon, Vietnam. Today, La Salle Sisters are present in Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, Australia, and Cambodia. The mission of the La Salle Sisters is similar to that of the Brothers, which is to provide a human and Christian education to young people, especially the poor.

At the invitation of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Vietnam District, the congregation of La Salle Sisters sent three Sisters to serve at Truong Vinh Ky Private Primary School in August 2016. These La Salle Sisters provide their humble service, enthusiastically cooperate with the Brothers to educate the students as teachers and staff.

Realizing the learning needs of many ethnic minority students who were not well prepared to enter the first grade at Truong Vinh Ky School, the La Salle Sisters searched and bought land on the border of the Vietnamese Kinh and ethnic minorities of Vietnam with the intention of building La Salle Sisters’ house. They took advantage of that opportunity and opened kindergarten programs, especially for ethnic minority children. They want to welcome some ethnic minority girls to live with them so that these students can get the best support to continue their schooling. La Salle Sisters’ dream is to contribute to the mission of the Brothers, to help ethnic minority children go to school, reduce the number of minority students dropping out and give these students a better future to get a good job out of the cycle of poverty.

Recognizing limited financial and human resources, the La Salle Sisters understand that they cannot serve many minority students. Therefore, in the coming years, they will open the kindergarten program as a summer education activity for about 30 ethnic minority children. Hopefully, with the grace of God and the support of the benefactors, the Sisters will accept some ethnic minority girls to stay with them as a boarding program to support them in doing well, reduce early drop-out and prevent them from marrying early. Culturally, many ethnic minority boys and girls marry at the age of 13 or 14. These problems leave many ethnic minority families in an unbreakable circle of poverty.

Currently, the La Salle Sisters Community serving at Truong Vinh Ky School is composed by four Sisters. Since they arrived in Gialai province until the present time, they live in a small house that the Brothers bought for them as a makeshift house. The new house of La Salle Sisters is currently under construction and finishing in the final steps. It is hoped that the work will be completed to be ready to welcome the first group of ethnic minority students into the summer kindergarten program in June 2021.

With the Lasallian spirit, full of faith and enthusiasm, the Sisters have been contributing together with the Brothers in Gialai province, bringing to Truong Vinh Ky school a quality Lasallian education, rich in humanity. The silent presence of La Salle Sisters, with the love of poor children following the example of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Founder, will surely be precious witnesses, contributing to spreading Lasallian spirit to the highlands of Gialai province, among parents of students, especially poor ethnic minority students.


THE BROTHERS HISTORY IN AUSTRALASIA

Twelve De La Salle Brothers from Ireland and France arrived in Sydney on 6th January 1906. Within a month they opened De La Salle College Armidale, in country New South Wales. The French Brothers had difficulty adjusting to the Australian culture and left just three months later. Fortunately in 1909, six other Irishmen volunteered for the Australian mission. From Armidale the Brothers expanded throughout Australia and to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. In 1946, the Brothers opened a Teachers' Training College in Papua New Guinea, followed by a number of primary and secondary schools. The first two Lasallian schools in New Zealand began in 1953. Currently, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia all have Lasallian schools. In 2012, Pakistan officially became part of the Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea District. In Pakistan the Brothers care for and educate some of the poorest young people in the country.


Collective poverty

In contrast to cyclical poverty, which is temporary, widespread or “collective” poverty involves a relatively permanent insufficiency of means to secure basic needs—a condition that may be so general as to describe the average level of life in a society or that may be concentrated in relatively large groups in an otherwise prosperous society. Both generalized and concentrated collective poverty may be transmitted from generation to generation, parents passing their poverty on to their children.

Collective poverty is relatively general and lasting in parts of Asia, the Middle East, most of Africa, and parts of South America and Central America. Life for the bulk of the population in these regions is at a minimal level. Nutritional deficiencies cause disease seldom seen by doctors in the highly developed countries. Low life expectancy, high levels of infant mortality, and poor health characterize life in these societies.

Collective poverty is usually related to economic underdevelopment. The total resources of many developing nations in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America would be insufficient to support the population adequately even if they were equally divided among all of the citizens. Proposed remedies are twofold: (1) expansion of the gross national product (GNP) through improved agriculture or industrialization, or both, and (2) population limitation. Thus far, both population control and induced economic development in many countries have proved difficult, controversial, and at times inconclusive or disappointing in their results.

An increase of the GNP does not necessarily lead to an improved standard of living for the population at large, for a number of reasons. The most important reason is that, in many developing countries, the population grows even faster than the economy does, with no net reduction in poverty as a result. This increased population growth stems primarily from lowered infant mortality rates made possible by improved sanitary and disease-control measures. Unless such lowered rates eventually result in women bearing fewer children, the result is a sharp acceleration in population growth. To reduce birth rates, some developing countries have undertaken nationally administered family-planning programs, with varying results. Many developing nations are also characterized by a long-standing system of unequal distribution of wealth—a system likely to continue despite marked increases in the GNP. Some authorities have observed the tendency for a large portion of any increase to be siphoned off by persons who are already wealthy, while others claim that increases in GNP will always trickle down to the part of the population living at the subsistence level.


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Exploring the Great Lakes Region

About this time, La Salle befriended New France Governor Daniel Courcelle, the Count of Frontenac. Courcelle shared La Salle’s obsession with exploration, and together they pursued a policy of extending French military power across the Great Lakes. La Salle sold his settlement and in 1673 traveled to France to obtain permission from French King Louis XIV to explore the region between Florida, Mexico and New France.

By 1677, La Salle had prospered, controlling a large share of the fur trade, but relentless ambition drove him to seek more. He once again sailed to France to obtain permission to explore the western part of New France and the Mississippi in hopes of finding a water route to China. La Salle returned to Montreal with dozens of men and Italian soldier of fortune Henri de Tonti, who became his devoted disciple. By August 1679, La Salle’s men had constructed a fort on the Niagara River and built the ship Le Griffon for the journey down the Mississippi. The mission had to be suspended due to the loss of Le Griffon, most likely in a storm, and a mutiny by the sailors. (La Salle was reputedly callous in his treatment of those he deemed subordinate.) 

In February 1682, La Salle led a new expedition down the Mississippi River. Along the way they built Fort Prod’homme at present-day Memphis, Tennessee. In April, they reached the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle named the region "La Louisiane," in honor of King Louis XIV, and cultivated important military, social and political alliances with Indigenous tribes in the upper Mississippi River area. On his return trip, La Salle established Fort St. Louis in Illinois.


La Salle AP-102 - History

A great part of Naval history.

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  • Letter from the captain
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  • Lucky Lou comes stateside
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Over 47 pictures and the ships story told on 30 pages.

Once you view this CD you will know what life was like on this Transport during World War II.


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USS La Salle AP 102

World War II Cruise Book (RARE FIND)

Bring the Cruise Book to Life with this Multimedia Presentation

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A great part of Naval history.

You would be purchasing the USS La Salle cruise book during World War II. Each page has been placed on a CD for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Every page has been enhanced and is readable. Rare cruise books like this sell for a hundred dollars or more when buying the actual hard copy if you can find one for sale.

This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her. Usually only ONE person in the family has the original book. The CD makes it possible for other family members to have a copy also. You will not be disappointed we guarantee it.

Some of the items in this book are as follows:

  • Letter from the captain
  • Divisional group photos with names
  • Lucky Lou comes stateside
  • Crew activity photos
  • Plus much more

Over 47 pictures and the ships story told on 30 pages.

Once you view this CD you will know what life was like on this Transport during World War II.

Additional Bonus:

  • 22 Minute Audio " American Radio Mobilizes the Homefront " WWII (National Archives)
  • 22 Minute Audio " Allied Turncoats Broadcast for the Axis Powers " WWII (National Archives)
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    • Designed to work on a Microsoft platform. (Not Apple or Mac) Will work with Windows 98 or above.

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    THE BEST PATH IS THE ONE THAT LIFTS YOU

    Academic Advantage

    A comprehensive program providing diverse offerings that promote a sense of individual responsibility.

    Community Service

    Not only does La Salle offer students the opportunity to grow individually and as a community, we also offer many opportunities for our young men to put their faith into action.

    Technology

    As a nationally-recognized leader in technology, La Salle’s wireless campus allows for high-speed internet access while The Lab Manager Program prepares students for ongoing opportunities in the world of information technology.

    Athletics

    Our teams have won 112 Championships in 17 different sports over the past five years.

    Performing Arts

    La Salle College High School has many opportunities for the aspiring young musician, including scheduled band classes during the school day and private instrumental instruction.

    Lasallian Mission

    A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds, conducted in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

    AN EDUCATION OF QUALITY IS A JOURNEY WHERE ALL ROADS LEAD TO DISTINCTION.

    Of the class of 2018 earned a scholarship or grant

    Summer service trips in nine states and four countries

    Of Students Receive Financial Aid Totaling $4.2 million

    Founded by the Christian Brothers

    District 12 (City) Championships Won in 2017/18

    Of Students Receive Financial Aid Totaling $4.2 million

    Founded by the Christian Brothers

    District 12 (City) Championships Won in 2017/18


    Welcome to La Salle Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school located in Providence, Rhode Island. At La Salle, we prepare students for success by providing a quality education that encourages curiosity, rewards hard work, and fosters a life-long love of learning.

    Founded in 1871, our mission is to educate young men and women from diverse backgrounds, with a special focus on those from middle-class, working-class, and underserved communities. We do this in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle – a man whose ideals of faith, service, and community we honor every day.

    An essential part of our mission is the religious formation of each student. Through instruction and experience, we guide students on their journey toward a deeper faith in the person of Jesus Christ and a greater understanding of His Word and His church.


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