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Travel Bug Dog Tag Town Of Mount Pleasant USS Yorktown Geo-Goodwill Ambassador

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Released:
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Origin:
South Carolina, United States
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The Patriots Point USS Yorktown medallion is a Geo-Goodwill Ambassador of the Town of Mount Pleasant. The Geo-Goodwill Ambassador's mission is to travel the world to promote friendship and educate others about Mount Pleasant, SC. For more information, please visit www.townofmountpleasant.com and www.patriotspoint.org.

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Town Of Mount Pleasant York Town Ambassador

The keel for the aircraft carrier BonHomme Richard was laid down December 1, 1941, six days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The vessel was renamed USS Yorktown (CV-10) in honor of the original carrier Yorktown (CV-5), the only U.S. carrier lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The CV-10 conducted numerous air strikes including the Marshall Islands, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Battle of the Philippine Sea, Formosa, and on the Japanese mainland. The ship’s crew numbered 380 officers, 3,088 enlisted personnel and 90 planes. Nicknamed “The Fighting Lady”, she received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned eleven battle stars for World War II service. She was placed in reserve from January 1947, until December 1952. Her deck was cantilevered in 1955 in order to accommodate newer aircraft. In 1957, the vessel was again overhauled and reclassified as an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) carrier and designated CVS-10. During deployment in the Pacific, she qualified for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal on three occasions for her responses to the Communist Chinese shellings of Formosa, Quemoy, and Matsu. From 1965 until 1967, Yorktown’s main activity was in combat operations in Vietnam where she earned an additional five battle stars. In 1968, she recovered NASA’s Apollo 8 capsule from the Pacific Ocean. In the late 1960s, she conducted exercises in the Atlantic Ocean participating in the major fleet exercise Operation Peacekeeper. The carrier was featured in the 1970 Japanese-American produced film, Tora, Tora, Tora. Decommissioned that same year, she is now the honored main feature of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. (Text from USS Yorktown (CV -10) Town of Mount Pleasant Roadside Historical Marker)

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Tracking History (3454.2mi) View Map

Mark Missing 7/28/2014 KilllerBee marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 7/8/2014 Shelly PBC placed it in KilllerBee's Killer Hide-A-Key Pennsylvania - 173.83 miles  Visit Log

Dropping in pa

Visited 6/21/2014 Shelly PBC took it to woodpecker woods New York - 62.21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/8/2014 Shelly PBC took it to Kayak P&G New York - 276.36 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 6/7/2014 Shelly PBC grabbed it   Visit Log

Retrieved from cache. Not person
Will move along soon

Write note 9/1/2013 FRIEDEL09 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not seen at "Garden O' The Mist" today. Sorry!

Friedel09 from germany

Retrieve It from a Cache 8/5/2013 mjw17 retrieved it from Garden O' The Mist New York   Visit Log

I grabbed this ship for a trip to Gulf of Mexico.

Dropped Off 8/3/2013 CC Land Pirates placed it in Garden O' The Mist New York - 461.55 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/1/2013 CC Land Pirates took it to SPUQ 3 La chaussée des Écossais Québec, Canada - 15.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/30/2013 CC Land Pirates took it to Géocoins & TB Hôtel St-Michel de Bellechasse Québec, Canada - 291.98 miles  Visit Log
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