A few years ago, Ron volunteered for a project to bring the USS IOWA to the port of Los Angeles as a museum ship. During his time with the Pacific Battleship Center, he had the privilege of meeting three generations of sailors who served aboard her during WWII, the Korean War, and the Cold War. This is her story in their words.
Thanks to Bryan Moss (Korean War) and David Canfield (Cold War) for their interviews. And a special thank you to Kert VanderMeulen, who gave me permission to use his interviews with Joe Todaro. Check out Kert’s WWII Veteran’s Collection on Youtube.