FBI returns stolen Medals of Honor to museum!

Last Friday the FBI returned two stolen Civil War Medals of Honor to the Medal of Honor museum here at Patriots Point. Since there is still an ongoing investigation into the medals stolen from the museum in 2004, no details were released on the recovery of these medals.  Mount Pleasant resident and Vietnam Medal of […]

F-4F-3A Wildcat Podcast

We will begin offering podcasts on various aircraft and tours at Patriots Point. This should prove especially valuable to visiting guests as they will be able to download these podcasts for use in touring Patriots Point. You can subscribe to our future podcasts by clicking on the subscribe link on the right side of the […]

Major Everett Pope, USMC, 16 July 1919 – 16 July 2009

During my short tenure with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS headquarters are located onboard the YORKTOWN), I had the privilege of working with Medal of Honor recipient Everett Pope. Everett lived in Amelia Island, Florida. He had retired there after working as a banker in Boston until 1982. He was a soft spoken, […]

Day Three YLC (Youth Leadership Conference)

Here is the class picture of this year’s YLCers, a good looking group of America’s young men and women, future leaders of our country. This morning TV weatherman and Air Force reservist  Bill Walsh talked to the students and this afternoon Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret) is speaking to the students. Click here to […]

Patriots Point's 10th Youth Leadership Conference

Today begins the 10th Youth Leadership Conference to be held onboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriots Point. The conference on Yorktown began in 1999 and is sponsored by Patriots Point and the Military Order of the World Wars.  Today seventy five rising high school seniors and juniors will arrive at lunch and depart on […]

Henry E. "Red" Erwin

Today I met the granddaughter of Henry E. “Red” Erwin. Jennifer Michaels and her two sons, David (6) and Will (3), were here to visit the Congressional Medal of Honor museum, while her Air Force husband was at Charleston Air Force Base on temporary duty. A picture of her grandfather graces one of the museum’s […]

Post Wright Brothers Day

Yesterday one hundred and five years ago, Wilbur and Orville Wright, showed the world what dreams were made of when they flew four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, post WB day, thirteen C-17’s from Charleston Air Force Base made a mass formation flyby of Patriots Point. It was quite a sight on Yorktown […]

Thanksgiving – A day early and 65 years ago

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the US Navy’s first successful night intercept on 26 November 1943 by LCDR Butch O’Hare, air group commander of Air Wing 6 on the USS Enterprise (CV-6). As a nation we should be thankful for all those who have served our country in war and peace. It seems that […]