Saturday, September 1, 2007

Freedom....The USS Kidd

Gunners Mate Payne was killed in the line of duty in 1945 aboard the USS Kidd. Below is a photo of one small bunk area of the ship. There were 300 men serving on this ship at one time and the Kidd served in three wars....WWII, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War. I commend and admire the men who served on this ship and other ships and submarines just like it. It had to be extremely dfficult for them. I was uncomfortable just walking around for the hour or so that I was there. It's extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter and very, very close quarters. The men and women of our military put there lives on the line for us everyday and also their comfort. Without these brave and unselfish individuals we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy today. I say thank you to Gunners Mate Morgan Payne and everyone who has served this country well...even given there lives to keep us free. THANK YOU!

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