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Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
February 6, 2011

As a Midshipman in 1956 I had the pleasure of sailing on the New Jersey. It was the first Navy ship that I was ever on and my memories of being aboard and traveling to Europe and seeing those big guns fire shall always be remembered.
When she was coming home to Camden, I knew that I had to get involved.
I have been a Docent volunteer for eight years, a Board member for three years and a donor to help preserve the ship and its history. I truly enjoy giving tours on the ship and sharing the ship's history with others; particularly the young school children and the many foreigners who spend a day of their vacation and, or, business trips to visit the ship. Everyone marvels at her size and her condition (maintained by volunteers),
Visiting the Battleship New Jersey is an experience that I wish for everyone.

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This ship is a part of our history over a period of fifty years and provides a wonderful learning experience for all who visit her.

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Find a way to attract more donors so we can open up more of the ship to the public

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served as A Midshipman on the ship and now I am a Docent, Board Member and donor.

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