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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Since the fall of 2014 and lasting through the spring of 2017, Patriots Point will continue to host a number of events and programs that engage and educate the public on the compelling history of the war. These activities explore the cultural impact the war had at home in America, and above all, honor the 2 million Vietnam veterans and their service to our nation.

www.vietnamwar50th.com

VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

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PAT R I O T S P OIN T IN VITES Y O U TO J OIN US FOR THE FOLLOW ING EVENTS AND SYMPO SIU MS. Help us recognize our veterans’ stories and sacrifices, from Vietnam and all wars: 14 August 2015

The Montagnards: The Green Berets’ Secret Vietnam Warriors Symposium

11 November 2015

Veteran’s Day— All U.S. veterans receive free admission to Patriots Point

3 December 2015

Battle of Chosin Reservoir Symposium (Korean War)

11 February 2016

Cannon Street YMCA Boys in Uniform Symposium

March 2016

Women’s History Month: Nurses in the Military (all wars)

Fall of 2016

Media in Vietnam Symposium

Dates are subject to change. Visit PatriotsPoint.org for updates.

You can be part of the Vietnam Experience by making a tax-deductible gift to the USS Yorktown Foundation! Call 843-881-5925 or visit ussyorktownfoundation.org for more information about becoming a donor.

Remember to visit the Medal of Honor Museum, located aboard the USS YORKTOWN. Salute the Medal of Honor recipients from Vietnam and other wars.

40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 • PatriotsPoint.org • 843.884.2727 • Open Daily 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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EXHIBITS INCORPORATE:

A HERO’S WELCOME HOME

MK1 River Patrol Boat (PBR)

Living and Working Spaces

See this rare MK1 version of the 31’ river patrol boat. These fast, maneuverable, and well-armed boats were used to stop and search river traffic in South Vietnam.

View the crew’s quarters, ammo and supply storage, command shack, and sick bay with sights and sounds bringing the spaces to life. See how the crews slept in simple tents, ate field rations, and “roughed it” in these more remote and mobile operations.

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter Walk inside a Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter. The “Sea Knight” was a tandem rotor twin engine transport helicopter that moved supplies and troops. It could carry 7,000 lbs. of cargo or over 25 combat equipped troops.

Fire Control Bunker From inside the fire control bunker, experience a gunfire support mission; including some interactive activities. Sight, sound, feel, and smell take you there!

105 Howitzer The firebase includes an M101 105mm Howitzer. A veteran of World War II and Korea, the M101 was used in Vietnam as well. Walk up and touch the real thing.

Night Attack Bunker Enter the bunker and experience an enemy night attack on the base through audio and visual effects. Sight, sound, feel, and smell will all be part of the action.

Observation Tower Climb up to the observation or “guard” tower and encounter interactive replica .50 caliber machine guns.

Sikorsky UH-34 Sea Horse This rugged workhorse was the primary airlift platform used by the Marines in their helicopter assault operations early in the Vietnam War

Bell UH-1M “Huey” Gunship Converted from the utility versions of the common UH-1 “Huey”, UH-1 gunships often accompanied PBRs on patrol. The US Navy “Sea Wolves” (HAL-3) specialized in this duty, becoming the “eyes in the sky” for the PBRs.

Mess Hall Sounds of the late 1960s will be heard in the Naval Support Base mess hall. The visitor can sit inside and enjoy what was a simple but welcomed luxury in a forward operations base.

MEDEVAC Exhibit The MEDEVAC exhibit will show another way the helicopter played an important role in the transportation of battlefield casualties. The exhibit includes a UH-1H “Huey” and an M725 Military Ambulance.

M42 “Duster” The M42 was a tracked self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and were commonly used for perimeter defense and convoy duty. Army crews called them “Dusters” for the large clouds of dust they created on the dirt roads of Vietnam.

Visit

Using state-of-the-art technology and rare artifacts, the Vietnam Experience exhibit at Patriots Point brings the war to life. This permanent and interactive expansion takes you back to what it was like to live and work in a U.S. Navy Advanced Tactical Support Base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Firebase. The Vietnam Experience stretches over a massive 2.5 acres and uses sight, sound and touch to educate the public on components of the war in authentic and engaging ways.

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The exhibit also serves to recognize and honor our Vietnam veterans. Patriots Point is proud to be a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and all veterans are invited to reflect and reconnect with their wartime experiences in this new exhibit.

The Vietnam Experience Exhibit is made possible by contributions from Charleston County Council, Bennett Hospitality and Charleston Harbor Benefactors Society.

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EXHIBITS INCORPORATE:

A HERO’S WELCOME HOME

MK1 River Patrol Boat (PBR)

Living and Working Spaces

See this rare MK1 version of the 31’ river patrol boat. These fast, maneuverable, and well-armed boats were used to stop and search river traffic in South Vietnam.

View the crew’s quarters, ammo and supply storage, command shack, and sick bay with sights and sounds bringing the spaces to life. See how the crews slept in simple tents, ate field rations, and “roughed it” in these more remote and mobile operations.

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter Walk inside a Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter. The “Sea Knight” was a tandem rotor twin engine transport helicopter that moved supplies and troops. It could carry 7,000 lbs. of cargo or over 25 combat equipped troops.

Fire Control Bunker From inside the fire control bunker, experience a gunfire support mission; including some interactive activities. Sight, sound, feel, and smell take you there!

105 Howitzer The firebase includes an M101 105mm Howitzer. A veteran of World War II and Korea, the M101 was used in Vietnam as well. Walk up and touch the real thing.

Night Attack Bunker Enter the bunker and experience an enemy night attack on the base through audio and visual effects. Sight, sound, feel, and smell will all be part of the action.

Observation Tower Climb up to the observation or “guard” tower and encounter interactive replica .50 caliber machine guns.

Sikorsky UH-34 Sea Horse This rugged workhorse was the primary airlift platform used by the Marines in their helicopter assault operations early in the Vietnam War

Bell UH-1M “Huey” Gunship Converted from the utility versions of the common UH-1 “Huey”, UH-1 gunships often accompanied PBRs on patrol. The US Navy “Sea Wolves” (HAL-3) specialized in this duty, becoming the “eyes in the sky” for the PBRs.

Mess Hall Sounds of the late 1960s will be heard in the Naval Support Base mess hall. The visitor can sit inside and enjoy what was a simple but welcomed luxury in a forward operations base.

MEDEVAC Exhibit The MEDEVAC exhibit will show another way the helicopter played an important role in the transportation of battlefield casualties. The exhibit includes a UH-1H “Huey” and an M725 Military Ambulance.

M42 “Duster” The M42 was a tracked self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and were commonly used for perimeter defense and convoy duty. Army crews called them “Dusters” for the large clouds of dust they created on the dirt roads of Vietnam.

Visit

Using state-of-the-art technology and rare artifacts, the Vietnam Experience exhibit at Patriots Point brings the war to life. This permanent and interactive expansion takes you back to what it was like to live and work in a U.S. Navy Advanced Tactical Support Base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Firebase. The Vietnam Experience stretches over a massive 2.5 acres and uses sight, sound and touch to educate the public on components of the war in authentic and engaging ways.

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The exhibit also serves to recognize and honor our Vietnam veterans. Patriots Point is proud to be a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and all veterans are invited to reflect and reconnect with their wartime experiences in this new exhibit.

The Vietnam Experience Exhibit is made possible by contributions from Charleston County Council, Bennett Hospitality and Charleston Harbor Benefactors Society.

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7/15/15 9:26 AM


NE

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Since the fall of 2014 and lasting through the spring of 2017, Patriots Point will continue to host a number of events and programs that engage and educate the public on the compelling history of the war. These activities explore the cultural impact the war had at home in America, and above all, honor the 2 million Vietnam veterans and their service to our nation.

www.vietnamwar50th.com

VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

W

THE

PAT R I O T S P OIN T IN VITES Y O U TO J OIN US FOR THE FOLLOW ING EVENTS AND SYMPO SIU MS. Help us recognize our veterans’ stories and sacrifices, from Vietnam and all wars: 14 August 2015

The Montagnards: The Green Berets’ Secret Vietnam Warriors Symposium

11 November 2015

Veteran’s Day— All U.S. veterans receive free admission to Patriots Point

3 December 2015

Battle of Chosin Reservoir Symposium (Korean War)

11 February 2016

Cannon Street YMCA Boys in Uniform Symposium

March 2016

Women’s History Month: Nurses in the Military (all wars)

Fall of 2016

Media in Vietnam Symposium

Dates are subject to change. Visit PatriotsPoint.org for updates.

You can be part of the Vietnam Experience by making a tax-deductible gift to the USS Yorktown Foundation! Call 843-881-5925 or visit ussyorktownfoundation.org for more information about becoming a donor.

Remember to visit the Medal of Honor Museum, located aboard the USS YORKTOWN. Salute the Medal of Honor recipients from Vietnam and other wars.

40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 • PatriotsPoint.org • 843.884.2727 • Open Daily 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Patriots Point Vietnam Experience