Kellmann’s USS Henry County shipmates visit park

Harry Kellmann visits June 17 with fellow U.S. Navy shipmates from the U.S.S. Henry County (LST) and their wives who traveled from their reunion in St. Charles to Owensville to see the veterans memorial park he designed and constructed. Kellmann died Monday at home following an illness and surgical hospitalization which prevented him from attending the memorial’s dedication in late May. He did, however, oversee the final chain-fencing installation on the project. Kellmann and his shipmates delivered ammunition and supplies to units fighting the Vietnam War from DaNang to the Mekong Delta regions from 1967-68. Kellmann’s shipmates joked that their transport ship was a “low, slow, target” for its LST designation as a “tank landing ship” which had been constructed in 1944 and saw service in WWII.