USS GUAM Amphibious Assault Ship LPH 9

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On January 2, 1991, just two weeks before Operation Desert Storm, the Amphibious Assault ship, USS Guam (LPH 9) and the Landing Platform Dock ship, USS Trenton (LPD 14) were diverted from Operation Desert Shield after receiving orders from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to proceed 1500 nautical miles South to Mogadishu, Somalia to rescue the U.S. Embassy that was in danger of being overrun by armed hostile Somali forces.10110902

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