Re: [MV] M 151 targets
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 22:38:38 EST

In a message dated 99-01-06 11:29:08 EST, writes:

<< I love the military vehicle hobby, but we must remember that these
vehicles exist to accomplish a mission. That mission doesn't end once
they are done being used as vehicles. It can and does extend to them
being used for gunnery practice. >>

And today's Oklahoma City newspaper carries the sad story the the light
cruiser USS Oklahoma City, a WWII vet is /now/ being towed to Hawaii
where it will be used a gunnery target. A former captain says that that
is better than being sold as scrap. (Yeah, but not better than being saved
by someone that will apply tender loving care).
Sam Hamilton
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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