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Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam


Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam will be on display at the USS KIDD from October 27, 2017
through February 28, 2018, and is included in the price of museum admission. General admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-12. Children ages 4 and under are free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the topics of conversation typical of young men in the 1960s, parental supervision is suggested.

Discovered by chance in 1997, the canvas bunks were preserved and saved thanks to the
Vietnam Graffiti Project (VGP) which was founded upon the discovery of the artifacts. While the General Nelson M. Walker has since been scrapped, the exhibit was created with the intent to travel the country and present the stories of soldiers and marines who went to Southeast Asia by troopship. The exhibit is meant to honor the military service of these young men.

Many of the canvas bunks removed from the Walker contained names and hometowns. An effort was made by VGP to locate as many men as possible to hear the rest of their story. Those efforts are also incorporated into the exhibit.