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Paul served on the light cruiser CL-64 U.S.S. Vincennes at the end of WW2 island hopping around the pacific giving service men and women a long awaited ride home.

 

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Wonderful. Was the model a gift?

 

I had plans to donate my Laffey to a survivor. Sadly, he passed before I could finish and his family had little interest in a "plastic trinket."

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Thanks. It's a real joy to hand somebody a piece of their life in miniature. You can see the years just melt away for a few minutes. I recommend it to anyone who will listen.

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I agree. I did that too for a WWII Navy Nurse who served on the USS Mercy. I had to do a bit of modifications, but she was thrilled with it. I also made two models for a friend who was the project manager for the development of the F-102 and the F-106. He still has them proudly displayed in his house. I only wish I'd found the time to post those pics in September!

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His smile says it all. BRAVO ZULU!

 

Gator - Just a thought here: If the USS Laffey vet was a member of the VFW or the Legion, they might very much appreciate displaying it, in his honor. Even if a guy's family doesn't get it, those guys do.

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