Muskegon’s “Floating Vets Museum” Expands!

May 16th, 2013 Fred Schossau

The USS LST-393 Veterans Museum opened its season on Saturday, May 4 downtown Muskegon that is moored at Mart Dock on Muskegon Lake. This LST saw America’s heroes pass through its massive 14 feet doors at Omaha Beach on D-Day in WWII. Several new artifacts have been added to the museum’s collection:

  • “Hall of Uniforms” which contains over 5,000 pieces of U.S. and   foreign military uniforms.
  • Expansion of the “Muskegon Sons” photo gallery, which honors World War II veterans.
  • A Flight Helmet from Ike Kepford, a Muskegon native who was the Navy’s eighth-highest scoring ace of WWII.
  • The museum will also feature a new display of U.S. combat medical equipment.
  • Soon there will be 32″/HD monitors for some of its displays.

The monitors will show exhibits dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen, D-Day, WWI American women in the military, and will continuously play DVDs related to those topics.

  • “The museum will hold its annual Veterans Job Fair” on May 17 from 10am to 2pm.
  • The museum will celebrate “Armed Forces Day” on May 18, from 10am to 4pm. They will highlight the service of WWII veterans and include patriotic music, guest speakers and a military tribute fly-over, and a 21-gun salute and taps.
  • There will be a “FREE DRAWING FOR FOUR – DETROIT TIGERS BOX SEATS”.
  • And as always, don’t forget the FREE “Movies on Deck” film series will return again this year, complete with a new, bigger and better “NEW SCREEN”! A complete schedule will be released in a few weeks…so don’t miss out on all the fun!

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