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Saturday, September 23, 2023: It was time to tour a retired aircraft carrier.

Members of the military reunion went aboard.

It was the U.S.S. Yorktown.

The ship is a museum of artifacts from World War Two to Vietnam.

Mark liked the radio room.

The radar room.

On the flight deck.

A McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, as seen in Vietnam.

The U.S.S. Laffey was nearby for a tour too.

Now resting quietly after service to her country.

There was also a nearby exhibit on the Vietnam War.

The Brown Water Navy, known as the River Rats, operated these boats on the rivers of Vietnam.

A common sight during the war in Vietnam.

A Boeing CH-17 Chinook Helicopter from the Vietnam war era.

Last, but not least, the Bell UH-1 Iriquois, otherwise know as the Huey Helicopter from the Vietnam war.
See more photos of the OV-1 Mohawk Association military reunion at: https://www.brainerdvfw.org/ov-1-mohawk.html

Quote of the day:    More to come on this adventure.  Mark < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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