Higgins Boat

The Higgins boat The Higgins boat, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins based on boats made for operating in swamps and...

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The 4th Cavalry Regiment

4th Cavalry Regiment The 4th Cavalry Regiment was reorganized as a Horse-Mechanized Corps Reconnaissance Regiment. The 1st Squadron retained their horses and the 2nd Squadron was mechanized. By 1942 the Army decided that the corps reconnaissance...

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Our Good Friend Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas  Peter Thomas born June 28, 1924 – April 30, 2016, was an American announcer-narrator of television programs, including shows such as Nova and more recently Forensic Files and Mystery Detectives. He had been a narrator for over...

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Open House This Memorial Day

 Open House at The Museum of Military History in Naples Airport We at the Naples Museum of Military History would like to invite you to our “Open House”  on May 26th, Noon to 3 pm the Sunday Before Memorial Day, We will have, As a...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Memorial Day Originally called Decoration Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y...

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Wayne Ogden Smith

Wayne Ogden Smith was born in 1943 in Richmond, Kentucky. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 26, 1961, and graduated with a commission as a 2d Lt on June 9, 1965. Lt Smith next attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Moody AFB...

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6 June D-Day 2019

6 June D-Day 6 June D-Day 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. Normandy will bear the scars of this moment in history forever and every...

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of...

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USS Fremont (APA-44)

*USS Fremont APA-44 1943 – 1969 Introduction *This is the story of the USS Fremont and her crew. She sails no more, decommissioned, sold, scrapped, and lost to all her crewmembers; however, she still lives on in our hearts and in our...

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