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June 8, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
Member ($15.00 each) Non-Member ($18.00 each)
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Wine & Lecture: Vietnam Rescue: Honoring Medal of Honor Winner CDR Clyde E. Lassen, USN (Ret.)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

The Coronado Historical Association invites you to the next lecture in the Wine and Lecture series, a talk about Naval Base Coronado's (NBC) plan to erect a monument in honor of CDR Clyde E. Lassen, USN (Ret.) and his crew at the VADM James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret.) front gate. The SH-60F helicopter is painted with Clyde’s Medal of Honor scheme and is a joint venture between the USS Midway Museum and the Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS). This memorial, to be situated directly across from VADM Stockdale’s memorial A-4, Skyhawk, will pay tribute to a Vietnam war hero, a Navy helicopter crew, and all the hard-working people that pass through the gate at the NBC Master Helicopter Base. Captain Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President, will speak about CDR Lassen and his heroic rescue along with the plans for, and challenges with mounting the aircraft – “Helicopter on a Stick” – at the NBC Front Gate.

Important Registration Information: Capacity is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins will be admitted. If you have any questions please email or call (619) 435-7242.
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