|My view with back to the gulf|
|Close up for my readers|
Now I have been to several museums and shows about the war so this one was cool to me because it focused on the men and women who were here to meet a specific mission. There was no admission charge but a donation is always accepted. I dropped a few bucks in the donation box and started in the first room just as a woman anounced she would be taking viewers out to see the vehicle exhibit, so away I went. The vehicles were pretty typical with a little twist.
Must say I've never seen one of those.
Back inside I perused the many rooms of uniforms and ephemera related to the war. I was glad to see a WAVE officer uniform and a presentation dedicated to a Navy nurse who had served here. There was a looping tape of local vets telling their stories as well as a section dedicated to some of the POWs who were held here during the war. One German POW was held here for over 2 years then repatriated to his home and later brought his family to the U.S. to become citizens.
So it turned out to be a nice day for visiting a museum that I wouldn't have even known existed if the winds hadn't been blowing so hard. Pretty cool how the universe steers your course, huh?