Former Yorktown crewmembers "Meet and Greet"

Fourteen former Yorktown crewmembers met with visiting guests and scouts this past Saturday, 03 October. The crewmembers included Ed Branning, Ben Couillard, Robert Dorsey, Les Hakes, Ed Hewitt, Dennis Hite, Bill Lahnen, Al Larivee, Art “Chico” Leach, Jesse Rodriguez, Wally Schuldt, Fred Springer, Harold Syfrett, and Daniel Vitt. They enjoyed a steady stream of guests […]

Yorktown Association returns for 62nd Reunion!

Former crewmembers of the USS Yorktown began arriving today for their 62nd Reunion! The first reunion was 15 April 1948 (5th anniversary of  CV-10’s commissioning) in New York City at Ruppert’s Brewery.  The guests of honor were Rear Admiral “Jocko” Clark (1st commanding officer) and Rear Admiral R. R. Walker (1st executive officer). Along with […]

VA Program "Welcome Home 2009" tomorrow at Patriots Point

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Welcome Home 2009 event for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans will be held aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Sept. 30, from 2—7 p.m. Veterans from all eras and their families are invited to attend this free event. Welcome Home […]

Laffey restoration update

The “holy” hull plates are being removed and new plate placed on Laffey to restore her watertight integrity. See images below for a visual update on the Laffey’s restorations…

Patriot Day – May We Never Forget!

This morning at 8:46, the time of the first aircraft hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center, a color guard of Mount Pleasant firemen and contingent of Moultie Middle School 8th graders processed down the pier at Patriots Point to begin our remembrance ceremony. The pier was lined by 80 young, naval officers […]

September Volunteer Profile – Larry Moran

I first met volunteer Larry Moran in the fall of 1996 as he manned the information desk on the hangar deck of Yorktown. Larry was among the second wave of volunteers put together by Don Ziglar and is one of our longest serving volunteers just behind the likes of Rudy Toldrain and Lloyd Conard. He […]

Return of the scout Topgunners!

Every weekend during our aviation merit badge class, we have a portion dedicated to a little competitive spirit among the scouts in seeing if any have what it takes to win the “Top Gun” patch I wear on my flight suit (they must get a kill in air combat and survive). Over the past three […]

Patriot Day at Patriots Point, 11 September 2009

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on the early morning of 11 September 2001? Everyone of age should never forget that day when our nation was attacked by a devilish and cowardly enemy. What hither brought us! Hate, not love, nor hope of paradise in Hell, hope here to taste […]

Brown pelican commandeers Clamagore…

On last Saturday, 29 August, at approximately 2:45 PM,  a lone brown pelican attempted to commandeer SS-343 Clamagore for purposes unknown. Brown pelicans are large birds with wingspans over 6 feet (up to nearly 9 feet). They are the only dark pelicans and use dive bombing attacks to catch their prey. They have a very […]