the outer island cruise 11, august 2007
a photo of ww ii lct vets, 20th lct reunion june 7, 2003 taking their first ride on an lct in almost 60 years on the former lct 203 in bayfield, wis. the group would like to express our heart felt thanks to the owners of the outer island for making this day possible.
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the outer island cruise august 11, 2007
this be me your webmaster richard fox, you don't know how much this trip meant to me to stand on the deck of a mk 5 lct with my dad. 2000 miles in 5 days was one hell of a road trip. but well worth it. many thanks to ron swanson for this photo of me, as you can see i have my fathers camera in my hand so he never had the chance to take a photo of me. but i got some good photos which will follow.
as you can see ken dobson and crew made sure we had all the comforts of home, time to ship out.
bud farmer standing at the wheel where he was on june 6, 1944 on lct(a) 2310. i now know that the con of an lct is really small.
walt slater off lct 982 pto at the wheel with some of the children of the outer island crew looking on.
a good shot of one of the islands off the stern.
this is one thing lcts didn't have dunning the war, a port hole. but i thought that this was a cool photo.
my father ronald e. fox sr. (lct 376) talking to one of the members of the national landing craft association who came up for the cruise.
walt slater (lct 982) and ron swanson (lct newsletter editor) talk while sitting on the engine covers. note: these covers are post war additions.
the original gray marine engines still running after more then 60 years.
george hackett left and outer island owner ken dobson having some after cruse drinks.
click here for short movie of the trip.