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USS Yorktown CV-10 Association “Meet And Greet” Tomorrow 15 October

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Last years Yorktown Meet and Greet, Saturday 02 October 2010

Former crew members of the USS Yorktown will hold a “Meet and Greet” tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October 2011, for visitors onboard.  They will talk about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and sign limited edition posters of the USS Yorktown in its World War II, Korea and Vietnam configurations. See this years poster below.

 

A couple will even bring their old scrapbooks filled with pictures and letters of their service.

Pictures from the scrapbook of a Yorktown pilot in the 1950s.

The former crewmen will be available from 10 am until 2 pm to “Meet and Greet” with visitors young and old. Come onboard and chat with them and get their autographs. Unfortunately, this is becoming a rare occurrence with the loss of our World War II and Korean veterans to Father Time. Don’t miss your chance to talk with our amazing veterans! Their stories are your stories; stories of greatness and sacrifice; stories of being a part of something bigger than one’s self! Come and honor these heroes of “The Fighting Lady!”

Last year the youth particularly enjoyed matching up the faces of the crew members with their young profiles posted on the placards behind them. See a few below.

 


We look forward to next year’s “Meet and Greet!” Thanks Yorktowners, for your service and the memories!

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