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Fri May 1, 2009
Historic WWII ship docks in Paducah
By Nevada Kennedy
Paducah, KY – This weekend, a piece of American military history is docked at Paducah's riverfront. The USS LST 325 was a workhorse of the World War Two US war effort. Landing Ship, Tank 325 participated in General George Patton's and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery's invasions of Sicily and Salerno in 1943, and supported the D-Day Normandy landings in 1944. The LST 325 was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places last month, and visitors can tour the ship today, Saturday, and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Community Correspondent Nevada Kennedy took a look at this historic ship for herself and sends us this audio postcard.
Community Correspondent Nevada Kennedy produced this audio postcard about the USS LST 325, which is docked in Paducah until May 3rd. Tours of the ship are 10 dollars for adults, 5 dollars for children ages 5 to 18, and children under 5 are free.