Yorktown Association Meet and Greet, 2010

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown held a “Meet and Greet” on Saturday, 02 October 2010, for visitors onboard.  They talked about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and signed a limited edition poster of the USS Yorktown in its World War II and Vietnam configurations. A couple even brought their old scrapbooks filled [...]

Medal of Honor Luncheon and Book Signing on Yorktown Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 11:00 am, our nation’s living Medal of Honor recipients will arrive at Patriots Point and be escorted down the long pier to the USS Yorktown (CV-10), our nation’s most decorated aircraft carrier with fifteen battle stars. For much of the afternoon Yorktown will literally be “Home of the Brave.” Eight hundred and fifty [...]

Yorktown Crew Members Meet and Greet, 02 October!

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown (CV-10) from World War II through Vietnam will hold a “Meet and Greet” for visiting guests and children this  Saturday, October 2nd, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Yorktown Association will be returning to their ship for their 62nd Reunion. Former crew members from the World War [...]

Latest Medal of Honor Recipient, Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, United States Air Force

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Richard L. Etchberger was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Barrack Obama on  21 September 2010. A native of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, “Etch”  was President of his Senior Class and well liked in his small town when he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) shortly after [...]

The First Conscientious Objector Medal of Honor Recipient

As we approach the Medal of Honor convention here in Charleston beginning next week, the next in a series on Medal of Honor recipients is one of the most amazing, the story of a conscientious objector who insisted on serving his country without a gun and despite all odds saved the lives of many Americans [...]

New Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, United States Army

On a date to be determined by the White House, the first living recipient in a war since Vietnam, Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Salvatore Giunta, United States Army, will receive the Medal of Honor. Giunta, 25, is a native of Iowa, and enlisted in the Army in November 2003. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, and currently [...]

The Whale in Vietnam

Our newest aircraft the Douglas A-3D, Skywarrior aka Whale, served during the Vietnam War. Its primary mission in the EA-3 variant was to warn Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force aviators, whenever SAMs (surface to air  missiles) were launched at them. On Tuesday, 14 September, one of the former crew members, who actually flew in [...]

Medal of Honor Invitational Golf Tournament

In conjunction with the Medal of Honor Convention to be held in Charleston 29 September to 03 October, there will be a Medal of Honor Invitational Golf Tournament to be held at the Grande Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, SC, on 20 September. Funds will be g0ing to support the Medal of Honor Convention [...]

Patriot Day and Scout Surge 911

Over 300 scouts, scouters, military and family members took part in the Patriot Day commemorative program at Patriots Point this past Saturday. The ceremony started with a striking of the bell at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. After a minute of silence and the presentation of our [...]