USS Wainwright exhibit vistis Hub City

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Just in time for Memorial Day, West Tennesseans gather to honor the USS Wainwright, a navy ship that has history spanning four wars including both world wars. Mayor Jerry Gist presented a proclamation Monday to the second commanding officer of the DLG 28 cruiser, Capt. Gary Lockee.

The exhibit operated by the former sailors of the Wainwright travels across the country to honor all the military veterans who served aboard the ship. The tour also gives visitors the chance to see artifacts from the navy vessel. “We feel that it pays tribute to our former shipmates and our fellow shipmates in the Navy that have gone before us,” said Edward Cookenham of the USS Wainwright Association. This is the fifth year the exhibit has traveled across the country.

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