CL-64 USS Vincennes Delivered!

One of the most satisfying things for me in this hobby is to be able to hand someone a model that they have a real life connection with. I had the opportunity to do that this morning. This isn’t just a display piece to the new owner it ‘s a time machine. It takes him back almost 70 years into the past while he tells me all about the weaponry and the then new technologies that made his ship special. Once again he was a young sailor proud of the ship he sailed.

Paul Shideler shows off CL-64 which he served on in 1945

Paul Shideler shows off CL-64 which he served on in 1945

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2 thoughts on “CL-64 USS Vincennes Delivered!

  1. I think it is very important to honor our US veterans and this was a great honor Jim. That is really neat. From that smile on his face, I think he feels pretty special and very honored.

  2. This is precious. What a beautiful gift your have shared and given. What a special trat for Paul. So very cool.

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