Memorial Park Tour and Features

The tall centerpiece at the Park is the mast of the heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa. During WWII, the USS Tuscaloosa fought in crucial campaigns including Normandy, North Africa, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. In 1941 she escorted President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to the Charter signing in Newfoundland. The USS Tuscaloosa earned five battle stars for European operations and two battle stars for Pacific operations.

Near the ship’s mast you will see one of the five inch guns from the USS Tuscaloosa. It was used as an anti-aircraft weapon and in-shore bombardment.

Continue around the park and you’ll see the Vought A-7E Corsair, a carrier based attack bomber of the type which saw service in Vietnam.

Next is the “Huey” attack helicopter that was introduced in 1955 and continues in service.

On the ground you will see a M60 medium tank that was issued to Army units in 1960. Across the way is the iconic Willys MB Jeep. This general purpose all terrain vehicle was first produced in 1940 and was instrumental in WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam.

The oldest piece is an Armament gun that was pulled around on a caisson during WWI. The weapon is a 75 millimeter French gun borrowed by the U.S. during WWII.

The Park also includes numerous interpretive and educational markers.