|VFW Post 180 is proud to partner with the
USS Ranger Foundation in the effort to bring
this historic aircraft carrier to Oregon
|The seventh USS Ranger (CV/CVA-61) is one of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the US Navy in the
1950s. Commissioned in 1957, she served extensively in the Pacific, especially the Vietnam War, for which
she earned 13 battle stars. Near the end of her career she also served in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
She was decommissioned in 1993, and is being stored at Bremerton, Washington. A foundation in Oregon is
currently trying to acquire her as a museum, to be berthed on the Columbia River at Fairview, Oregon.
Ranger had the distinction of being the first US carrier built from the very beginning as an angled deck ship.
She appeared in the films Top Gun, Star Trek IV, The Final Countdown, and Flight of the Intruder.
Courtesy to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ranger_(CV-61)
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