USS Laffey Tour
Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC


Updated 11/3/13 to include local news coverage of aft gun mount multi-media exhibit opening.

In October of 2012 I was invited to the USS Laffey where I met Sonny Walker, President of the USS Laffey Association.  He was visiting, along with about twenty other Laffey Veterans, for a week long work detail, which they schedule about four times a year.  These men give of their own time and come from all over the country to work on and maintain the ship on which they served and they love.  The Laffey is known as "The ship that would not die", because of the incredible kamikaze and bomb damage it sustained without sinking during a famous WWII Naval battle off Okinawa. It is explained in the video.

Thanks to Sonny and the Laffey Veterans for what they did and what they continue to do.   Thanks also to all the volunteers and personnel at Patriots Point who have created a first class museum experience.

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