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    Defense Professional RustyBattleship's Avatar
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    We Got the IOWA

    It is now official. The Navy contacted us this morning and the Pacific Battleship Center has been awarded the Battleship IOWA.

    All those interested in helping restore her or send donations, contact me at:
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    Give me a holler Rusty, I'd like to be there on opening day and walk her decks yet again. If finances and time permit I'd help with the restoration as well.

    I have to ask this as a matter of record - after she's restored an in place as a museum, will former crewmembers be given access to spaces not normally viewable by the general public?

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    Now that I've seen the New Jersey I'm gonna have to make a point of making it to LA at some point to see the Iowa
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    Congrats Rusty, figured it was only a matter of time. You know my number if you need anything.
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    From the little I follow the Navy threads I know this is your dream come true. Congrats.
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    WOOT! Well done that man. Congrats Rusty, busy times ahead huh?
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