Bringing history to life: 1st Marine Division Meet and Greet

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Wednesday, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a Meet and Greet event with six 1st Marine Division veterans. Three of the Marines fought in Vietnam, two fought in the Korean War, and one fought in World War II. Each of the men sat down and fielded questions from a crowd of people who […]

Taking a walk down memory lane, a former sailor retraces his steps after 60 years

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The sailors have been replaced by tourists, the bomb elevator replaced by one that now carries only families, but for Allan Eisenecker much of the USS YORKTOWN remains as it was more than 62 years ago, when he walked aboard the ship while serving in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s. “I was a Machinist’s […]

Korean War – 60 years ago

On 23 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. This “surprise” war led to the United States rebuilding our military, which had been pared down rapidly at the end of the world war. Many reservists  were called back into active service, of whom, many had seen action in World War II. The U. S. Navy […]