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While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:18:24 pm »
While we're at the 2018 National; I plan to go to see the "Nimitz Museum" in Fredericksburg Texas.
This Museum is a "not well known" WW-II Museum that is very interesting and it's huge..
  http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/your-visit/admiral-nimitz-museum/

Here is a Video Tour that gives you a quick look.
   http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/your-visit/video-tour/

For those that don't recognize "Nimitz".
     He was the US Fleet Admiral of the Pacific War. Was born in Fredericksburg.
       {Spent a lot of his time butting heads with General MacArthur}

My plan is to meet at the YO, ride to Fredericksburg, see the Museum, and ride back. {possibly on Wed.}

NOTES: 1) Anyone with an interest in WW-II history needs a weekend to completely see this museum.
                     I plan to see it in about 3 hours... <grin>
            2) ie; I might be able to arrange us special parking and maybe a tour guide to show us the highlights.
                     {we might have to chip in a few bucks for a tour guide}
            3} This trip is not currently in the COG schedule.
                      {If there is enough interest, we might be able to get it added}

"So",,,,, Does anyone want to go with me?   

Add you Questions/discussion...

Ride safe, Ted

PS: I got involved with the Museum when I had a plaque made in memory of my Uncles that fought in the Pacific.
      That plaque is now in the Memorial Courtyard if anyone wants to see it?           

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 06:55:23 pm »
1 small display at the Museum is "the" Japanese Midget sub {HA. 19}  that washed ashore after the Pearl Harbor attack..
     It's a lot bigger than you think. {78 ft long}
  http://military.wikia.com/wiki/HA._19_(Japanese_Midget_Submarine)

Side note; The Pilot of that sub, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki was in Texas after the war, and was surprised to learn that his sub was in Fredericksburg.
So,,, he went to the Museum, met the Museum team, discussed the sub, {and his capture}.
NOTE: He was the first Japanese POW of WW-II.
           At some point in his life, he also met the Soldier that captured him...

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 07:05:51 pm »
"So",,,,, Does anyone want to go with me?     

I'm interested...

I didn't know living fossils (you) were allowed to visit museums.  :nananana: :))
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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 07:31:44 pm »
NOPE: "You-r" not allowed to visit the Museum.   :rotflmao:

(on the other hand) I "am" part of the Museum.

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 07:37:42 pm »
I know I plan on going and John brought it up so there's two more.

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 07:43:05 pm »
Great, any questions/idea's?

Did  I mention; the Museum's air conditioned?
                       the Wife's can spend the time exploring Fredericksburg and shopping if they aren't interested in the Museum?
                       there is an ice cream shop nearby?

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 08:08:54 pm »
I'm still looking for an airconditioned space suit to protect me from that humid biohazardous atmosphere you live in.



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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 01:13:42 pm »
"So",,,,, Does anyone "else" want to go with me?

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 01:41:05 pm »
Count me in!  I was planning to go also.  I've read everything I could get my hands on about the various Naval actions in the Pacific during WW2.  I even joined the Navy.

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Re: While were at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 02:06:25 pm »
I'm still looking for an airconditioned space suit to protect me from that humid biohazardous atmosphere you live in.



We have your suit ready, you will go on a diet of red beans for a week before donning the suit, required asstronaut prep procedure.  :))

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 02:31:04 pm »
Count me in!  I was planning to go also.  I've read everything I could get my hands on about the various Naval actions in the Pacific during WW2.  I even joined the Navy.
Wayne

See you there Wayne.
If I can get the Colonel to be our guide, everyone would enjoy it.
He is very knowledgeable, and has lot's of "behind the scenes" stories about the displays.

Unfortunately we won't be there on a weekend.
  On some weekends they do live reenactments of an attack. {including a tank and flame thrower}

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 04:17:20 pm »
 :confuse: Why does a NAVY museum have a tank?  Have to discuss with SWMBO.
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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 05:32:23 pm »
Ever try building a landing field while taking fire?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGRRmmcDhM


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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 07:27:57 pm »
I took a solo ride there last September and spent a little over four hours at the museum.  Great place to visit.

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2018, 12:59:26 am »
:confuse: Why does a NAVY museum have a tank?  Have to discuss with SWMBO.

Ok, good question;   I'll X-plian' ..
       There are 2 museum's. The Nimitz Museum and the Museum of the Pacific War.
         The Nimitz Museum is based on Admiral Nimitz.
         The Museum of the Pacific War is based on everyone that was involved in the pacific war.
       The Navy had Marines and Soldiers aboard their ships.
         The Marines/Soldiers had tanks that they took ashore with them to fight the Japanese.
         {& the Japanese also had tanks}

NOTE: The Tank at the Reenactment is a Japanese Tank..
               And the Marines have a flamethrower..
                                 {Hint Hint}   :great:

Extra point question: Does anyone know why a Tank is called a Tank??

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2018, 01:27:21 am »
:confuse: Why does a NAVY museum have a tank?  Have to discuss with SWMBO.

There are 2 museum's. The Nimitz Museum and the Museum of the pacific war.
Plus; The Navy had Marines (and soldiers) aboard, and they had tanks that they took ashore with them to fight the Japanese that also had tanks...
NOTE: The tank at the Reenactment is a Japanese tank..

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2018, 04:23:37 pm »
"Old Guy on a Connie" your very welcome to go with us..

    As I sed before;  COGgers is friendly folks.  We'll talk to {almost} "anyone".     :nananana:
I even have proof;  We've already told Harry he could go..  :great:

Jim, tell your SWMBO; The Museum's air conditioned.
                                 There is an ice cream shop nearby..                 
                                 &,, {If she isn't interested in the Museum,,} 
                                         "She" can spend her time, exploring Fredericksburg, while shopping and spending "your" money,                                    
                                          {Glad I could help}  :)

Now,,, back to the planning;
                  Does anyone "else" want to go with me us?


Did ya'll notice I snuck in a subliminal message? {hint,,, red, white, and blue}
And, {I'm proud of myself as a Navy guy} I didn't even talk bad about the Marines and Army guys....  {yet}

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2018, 06:10:36 pm »
OOH! OOH!  I know why a tank is called a tank. However, since I was an Armor guy I should recuse myself due to an unfair advantage. :-X
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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2018, 06:22:23 pm »
Your right, you have an advantage.
       So,,, Give em' a hint..

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2018, 06:39:13 pm »
OOH! OOH!  I know why a tank is called a tank. However, since I was an Armor guy I should recuse myself due to an unfair advantage. :-X





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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2018, 07:47:56 pm »
HINT:  The British are responsible. ::)
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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 02:38:06 am »
Ted... we're in!!!!
But 24 miles away, are there fuel stops on the way?

Thanks for posting this. Sounds cool
After our visit to the Fort Leonard Wood museum, will this be a new tradition?

We'll have to have a National near Dayton OH so we can go to the Air Force museum.

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Re: While we're at the 2018 National; "Nimitz Museum"
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2018, 01:21:42 pm »
Ted... we're in!!!!
But 24 miles away, are there fuel stops on the way?
    I know you get tired easily. You can ride on the back of your bride's bike if it's too tough for you.

Thanks for posting this. Sounds cool
After our visit to the Fort Leonard Wood museum, will this be a new tradition?
    Not sure about annual, but whenever possible.

We'll have to have a National near Dayton OH so we can go to the Air Force museum.
     Would love to see that.
         Did I just see you volunteer to put on the next COG National??                  :friends:

         Geez, your a great guy..   Congratulations!! We "accept" your nomination!!!   
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2018, 11:55:00 pm »
Sorry... too late. You should have asked mew when we were still North Central...
You do know that Ohio is in the NC region right? :pokestick:

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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2018, 04:56:57 pm »
Sorry... too late. You should have asked mew when we were still North Central...
You do know that Ohio is in the NC region right? :pokestick:

And your point "is"????
  Your now doing "OtP" and arranging rides "in Europe".
     Ohio, would be just a hop, skip, and a jump from you...

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