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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Apr 17, 2021 - 1:54pm
Magnificent effort by all involved. BRAVO ZULU...

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Roy Forbes

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It's just amazing to see the above photo of the 59 here on the forum and as a part of the display in Fall River. It seems like just a few weeks ago my dad and I took the trip over the GB Bridge to see the urban legend that was rhumered to once be a PT Boat that President Kennedy commanded. That photo, would show up every now and then over the last 50 years as I would go through the many old photo albums stacked in my closet along with the many early train albums from back in the day. Dick, thank you for putting it to good use and your hard work with William on this amazing project.. And William, thank you for the tremendious job you did both with the research and the recovery of this fantastic piece of history. What a great addition to the Fall River PT Boat Museum.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: May 28, 2021 - 1:05pm
Just a quick update: I finally got back to the PT 59 Exhibit info and found a much better video of the ceremony at the PT Boat Museum, at Battleship Cove, RI. The video was found on Youtube and from there I created and posted an embedded copy of the video on the previous page (page 16} of this entire post.

I hope you take a look . . .



As I stated earlier please be warned, there are some speakers that might make comments that are not necessarily accurate - please forgive and lets not get gnarly or even snarly!



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Lew Zee

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Lew Zee   Send Email To Lew Zee Posted on: May 28, 2021 - 11:18pm
Greetings all from Florida and thank you Dick for posting the latest link to the video! It was great and well past due credit for the crew of the '59.

I have been following this topic almost from the beginning, over five years now (Jan. 15, 2016). (If you are new to the forum and have not checked out this topic I encourage you to do so.)

In the beginning, there was the discovery of this possibly being the PT-59. As more people chimed in that evidence got stronger. When that evidence got overwhelming, there was concern about where the remnants would be placed, even worse was that there would be no place for it.

After these five plus years we now see a permanent memorial that embraces the heroism and true story of the crew of the PT-59. This was a story that was abandoned almost as much as the remains of the'59's hull.

I'm glad that the forum was there at the beginning of this process. How sad it would have been to see the last of the PT-59 removed to rot away.

Kudos to those that did the work to find the final resting place and make the move for the remains, and display it for the history the '59 deserves.

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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: May 29, 2021 - 1:08pm
AMEN, LEW...

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  TED WALTHER

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Lew;
PT 59 was a victim of mistaken identity, fate, and time. I would have rather had a VERY different outcome, when Boats was tipped off 47+ years ago. All because of a typo!!!
It is what it is.
Take care,
TED


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  TED WALTHER

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Lew;
PT 59 was a victim of mistaken identity, fate, and time. I would have rather had a VERY different outcome, when Boats was tipped off 47+ years ago. All because of a typo!!!
It is what it is.
Take care,
TED


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