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Sat, May 04



2024 MFC DustOff

We will be traveling to Bay City to tour the USS Edson (Destroyer) 1680 Martin St., Bay City. We will have lunch beforehand at Brooklyn Boyz Pizza 507 E. Midland St.

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2024 MFC DustOff
2024 MFC DustOff

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

McDonalds, 15187 N Holly Rd, Holly, MI 48442, USA

About The Event

We will meet at the McDonalds in Holly at 9:30 A.M.  We will be traveling to Bay City to tour the USS Edson, 1680 Martin St.   Group Rate is $10.

We will have lunch at Brooklyn Boy Pizza, 507 E. Midland St before visiting the USS Edson.

 Please have your walkie talkies and a full tank of gas.  We look forward to seeing you.

For more information about the Edson - SVNSM – Home of the USS Edson

USS EDSON (DD 946)  Commissioning & Service Commissioned in 1958, USS EDSON proudly served for 30 Years and 10 deployments in Vietnam. She fired off over 1 million pounds of ammunition.   The USS EDSON was presented with the “Top Gun" Medal by the department of Navy. In February 19,1966 the EDSON was assigned to escort elements of the Third Marine Division from Danang. This was the first time a destroyer was assigned to protect a truck convoy. Other deployments include a Sea Air rescue in the Gulf of Tonkin while working with the USS HANCOCK. The EDSON earned the Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Medal during this time. The most notable deployment was on May 27th 1967, when the USS EDSON sustained damage from enemy fire while escorting the Third Marine Division.

Her forward mast was hit and she had to quickly leave the area for repairs. The North Vietnamese thought she had sunk because no one saw her leave thru the smoke screen. Six weeks later the EDSON returned, causing the North Vietnamese to think they were seeing a ghost ship. This is how the EDSON became known as the “Grey Ghost of the Vietnamese Coast”.    Post Service History: New York 1989-2004 as a component in the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. Returned to Navy for ship donor program 2004. Complete hull restoration in drydock 2004-2005. Held in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until acquisition by the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, 7 August 2012.

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