Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Alex visits U.S.S. Lexington

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Alex visits U.S.S. Lexington

During our 4th of July Weekend visit to our grandchildren in Austin, I learned that, on a Cub Scout trip in January, my Grandson, Alex Rathsack, visited the U.S.S. Lexington in Corpus Christi.

While there, he got his photo taken with the plaque commemorating the death of Nile Clarke Kinnick, 1939 Heisman Trophy winner, as a pilot in World War II. Nile was on a training mission flying off of the U.S.S. Lexington off the coast of South America. You can read the plaque.

A better view of the plaque... click to get a larger image!

Nile Kinnick was a 4th cousin, 4 generations removed, of Alex, for the genealogy record.

Here he is with the Blue Angel plane, as well!

He has had quite a number of historically significant visits as a member of his Cub Scout troop in Austin. We enjoy hearing about each trip.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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