Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors Air Force veteran Mark Gatton and Army veteran Lewis Palmer.  When Mark learned that the USS Ling, a World War II Submarine was going to be scrapped, he decided to reach out to his friend Lewis and the two of them agreed to try and save this piece of military history.  The Ling is currently docked at a naval museum in New Jersey but the two veterans want to bring it to Louisville, Kentucky and make it the centerpiece of a World War II focused Naval Museum.  While Louisville may seem a strange place for a submarine, the pair were inspired by the Muskogee War Memorial Park in Oklahoma, home to another World War II sub, the USS Batfish.  Thank you Mark and Lewis for your service and dedication.

 

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