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WW2 vets sailing an LST across the Atlantic!

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  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Have you heard about these guys? Their average age is 72, and the are going to sail the 50+ years old vessel acroos the ocean. They have a webpage dedicated to their voyage, that includes the ships log:

    http://www.palosverdes.com/lst887/lst325.html

    Take a look at some of the photos taken by navy aircraft during a flyby, you can see them waving from the deck.
     
  2. Erich Hartmann

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    Yeah I also heard that they had to raise about $70,000 between them for the voyage. God bless'em!
     
  3. C.Evans

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    Jolly good show-WOT!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Yankee

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    LoL crazy.
     
  5. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Those crazy bastards made it!! check their page listed in this thread for updates.
     
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    Glad to hear that! Where all did they sail to?
     
  7. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    They will end their voyage in Mobile, here is a map of their trip:
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    Thank you for the great map Otto!! I didn't know they would sail to all those places, more kudos to them!!
     
  9. Otto

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    I kind of just ripped it off their site. The whole story, including the map can be seen here:

    USS LST 325
     
  10. C.Evans

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    Nah! you didn't rip off their site, you were just passing along their info.
     

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