New Memorial to the Arizona and Missouri
#1

http://www.youtube.com/embed/0dFIZX_RXuU

 

Yup, you sure get the scope of how big the BIG guns were on the Arizona and the Missouri. Pretty impressive and even more impressive are the group of guys/businesses who made this happen. It's wonderful to see another great WWII Memorial.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

Very cool. I didn't know about this. It was apparently dedicated in 2013.

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Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#3

How cool is that? Next time we are in Arizona I want to see this. I has no idea these guns still existed. Thank you for sharing.

 

Parker

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#4

You got it, guys! :pdt12:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

Yes Marion this is very cool, thanks for sharing it with us! I would like to see this memorial someday. Here is a picture I took of the "bookends" on our vacation to Hawaii last year, from the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.

 

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The little gal that gave us our tour aboard "The Mighty Mo" told us an interesting bit of trivia about the ship I hadn't heard before. She explained that the Missouri was 108 feet at its widest point and the Panama Canal was only 109 feet wide, only 1 foot of clearance! Almost needless to say but after every passage through the canal a touch up to the paint job was needed on the old girl.

 

Randy

 

 



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#6

Holy cow. Did not know that tidbit about the Missouri!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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