Butch O'Hare's Hellcat returned to the Grumman manufacturing plant known as the "Iron Works." It's combat aircraft were extremely rugged and brought many a pilot back home with considerable damage. This example had more than 200 bullet holes!
Mary Pero the youngest sibling and only sister of Sergeant Michael Strank was proud to see the love and support from the local community. When asked about her brother's impact on the area Pero told us his influence Ira Hayes another Marine who helped raise the flag. Organizers of the event were proud to see patriotism shining thru generations of local Americans.
USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the Named in honor of the state's recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of super-dreadnoughts.