Tag: USS Olympia

Nov. 8, 2018

The Ship that Carried Him Home: The Naval Odyssey of the Unknown Soldier

On the afternoon of Oct. 24, 1921, U.S. Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger paced nervously inside the city hall of Chelons-sur-Marne, France. Before him lay four caskets draped with American flags- one casket pulled from each of the American war cemeteries in France: Aisne-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Somme, and St. Mihiel. Each casket contained the anonymous

Sept. 17, 2015

USS Olympia Standing the Test of Time

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to make my first visit to the historic ship USS Olympia (C 6). Berthed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, she is truly representative of the beginning of the modern era in U.S. Navy ship construction, design and capability. As a fan of warships, I wanted to see in person this important part