August 13, 2014
Marines from all eras who are participating in the 67th annual 1st Marine Division reunion will be visiting the USS YORKTOWN. They will tour the ship and share their memories with guests visiting the museum. The group will also have lunch together on the aircraft carrier.
October 9, 2014 – October 12, 2014
The largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum from October 9th – 12th. The replica is a 80% scale of the actual wall in Washington D.C., and will be free to view. It includes the names of more than 58,000 fallen heroes.
October 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014
Former crew members of the USS YORKTOWN will reunite on the aircraft carrier through October 18th.
November 11, 2014 – December 31, 2017
Opening on Veterans Day 2014, this new “living history” exhibit will feature a US Marine Corps Artillery Firebase and a “Brown Water Navy” Support Base. Our new interactive equipment will include: two Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopters, 105mm Howitzer, a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Willys m725 ambulance, a Sisorsky UH-34 Se Horse Helicopter and a very rare MK1 PBR (Patrol River Boat). We will frequently feature re-enactors and Vietnam veterans to enhance the experience.
February 2, 2015
More info to follow.
March 19, 2015
We will examine the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Two United States Army batallalions and three Marine Corps battalions defeated 10 battalions from the People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The battle took place in 1968.
November 13, 2015
We will breakdown the first major battle between the United States Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam/North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Battle of Ia Drang Valley took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965 and involved close air support by U.S. aircraft and a strategic bombing strike by B-52s.