Patriots Point Panel to Discuss Green Berets’ Secret Use of Tribesmen During War

On Friday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium in which Vietnam War veterans who served as Green Berets in the Army’s Special Forces unit will discuss how the United States came to rely on oppressed tribe people known as Montagnards to help fight the North […]

Patriots Point To Offer Discounted Admission Every Sunday in February

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer a 20 percent discount on all admission prices every Sunday in February. The “Super Sunday” deal will include a 10 percent discount all purchases made in the Patriots Point Ship Store. In addition to the February discounts, the museum also announced that the […]

Georgia Lottery films commercial on USS YORKTOWN

Today a film crew shot a commercial for the Georgia Lottery aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The commercial revolves around the lottery mascot “Kevin” and his mission to be a Top Gun pilot.  For the morning’s film session, Kevin was actually played by a female goat, Cricket.  Decked out in her own flight suit, she seemed quite […]

Day After Laffey’s Return

Power workers are busy working on restoring electrical power to the ship and we are busy getting ready to open back up to the public. It will be a little longer to prep Laffey for visitors, but not much longer. Here are images showing the new positioning at Patriots Point and we look forward to […]

Henry and John Laurens

South Carolinian Henry Laurens and his son John Laurens both played pivotal roles in the American Revolution.  Both father and son’s life histories  were influenced by events at Yorktown, Virginia. John Laurens was a descendant of Huguenots, who fled France for religious liberty.  He was a wealthy merchant in Charleston, South Carolina and entered the […]

The Amazing Fred Fox story!

Sixty four years ago, the Yorktown (CV-10) was engaged in softening up Okinawa for the Army/Marine invasion on 01 April.  On the morning of 26 March, VBF-9 and VT-9 off the “Fighting Lady” were busy bombing, rocketing and strafing Japanese forces at Yontan and Kadena airfields on Okinawa. After two passes hitting targets at Yontan, […]

Japanese bomb and Ghost bomb strike Yorktown!!!

Sixty four years ago on 18 March while conducting operations off Okinawa, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) was struck by a Japanese bomb at 1507 (3:07 PM) when a Judy dive bomber came out of the clouds dead ahead of the ship. The bomb struck on the starboard (right) side of the signal bridge on the […]