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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Veterans Day - Intrepid Museum - War Comics
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History


Veterans Day - Intrepid Museum - War Comics!

Today is our nation's day for honoring all of the Veterans that have served the country.

While watching TV this morning and having breakfast, I saw that CNN was airing their morning program from the deck of the USS Intrepid. It is part of the Museum in Manhattan that Tina and I saw on a recent trip.

I thought it strange that being from San Diego, with all of its' Navy Ships in port, that I would want to see this floating museum, but it was well worth the extra hours spent there!

My dad, (pictured below), served in the US Navy for 21 years.

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One of his earlier cruises was on the USS Yorktown, a sister ship to the USS Intrepid.

So touring the USS Intrepid was 'like' looking at the same ship my dad served on those many years ago.

BTW, the USS Yorktown has also been converted to a museum, and is ported in Patriots Point, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

My dad's dad was also a veteran, serving for his country in WWI.

Ollie Hamersky, (pictured to the right below), served under General John J Pershing in Europe, and made it back home after being gassed in the trenches.

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Unfortunately his childhood buddy, Henry Zerener, (pictured to the above left), never left Camp Funston at Fort Riley, KS. He died from one of the illnesses that was rampant in the States during 1918.

So today, this blog post is dedicated to them, and to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces during our nation's history!

Additionally, war comics have been part of our heritage since even before the USA entered into WWII.

Captain America and other USA patriotic super-heroes pre late 1941 helped shape America's thinking about what was going on in Europe before the bombing of Pearl Harbor December 7th....

My own personal comics collection grew to  a large size while our family was stationed at the USN base on Kodiak Island 1963-1966.

And just this past week, Billy Tucci's newest publication, Sgt Rock, was a reminder of our Veterans' sacrifices. His story was on the Japanese-Americans who served in Europe during WWII. 

Thanks for reading this blog post today and please join us again for more!

~  Michael


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The above photo show several different exhibits at the Museum, including:

The USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, the USS Growler Nuclear Submarine, and the Concorde.

For more info on the Museum please see their web site at:  intrepidmuseum.org

For more info on the USS Yorktown Museum please see their web site at:  patriotspoint.org/exhibits/yorktown


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