Veteran’s Day Week at Patriots Point 2009

From 07 November to 14 November there will be a plethora of events to celebrate and commemorate Veteran’s Day at Patriots Point, below is the schedule for Veteran’s Day week. Saturday, November 7 Living History Groups onboard the ships at Patriots Point Vintage Vehicles from the SC Military Vehicle Preservation Club on display, landside 9:00am […]

Laffey visited by South Carolina State Senator Glenn McConnell

The Laffey was visited by State Senator Glenn McConnell, Patriots Point Chairman John Hagerty, boardmember Susan Marlowe and executive director Dick Trammel this week. They observed progress on the restoration of Laffey’s hull integrity. See below of pictures from their visit…

Cub Scouts learn flag raising skills on the flightdeck!

Over twenty Cub Scouts and their parents assembled on the aft flightdeck of Yorktown on 21 October to learn about the United States national flag, what the colors, stripes and stars stood for. They also learned to stand at attention and the proper presentation of the colors, how to raise and fold the flag, and […]

Seagoing Marines onboard Yorktown

A contingent of the United States Seagoing Marine Association boarded Yorktown for a reunion on Wednesday, 21 October. They are Marines who served on ships at sea.  In the picture below are six former Marines who served onboard the USS Yorktown pictured in the Marine Detachment spaces on the 2nd deck of Yorktown (CV-10), from […]

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 […]

October 5th – Carriers and Hellcats!

05 October 1943 was a day of “Firsts” for the United States Navy. It was the first use of multiple carrier groups in battle with the use of three new Essex carriers (Essex CV-9, Yorktown CV-10, Lexington CV-16) and three smaller carriers against Japanese forces on Wake Island and marked the first combat kill of […]

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…