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On Friday, February 6th, members of the Sam Houston Squadron and their spouses traveled to Fredericksburg,

Texas. That evening, we enjoyed strolling Main Street, participating in the Art Walk, and savoring delectable dishes from some of the local restaurants.  Saturday morning, we toured the National Museum of the Pacific

War, which included the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the George H. W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone. In the afternoon, the group dispersed. Some visited local wineries, some went shopping along Main Street, and others continued touring through the expansive Museum.  Sam Houston Squadron's Trip to Fredericksburg

Saturday evening, twenty-four of us enjoyed a catered dinner at the Inn on Barons Creek.  Admiral Peggy and Alan Hill shared photos and associated history on their recent National Geographic trip to the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal. The trip commemorated the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month (Veterans Day) by placing wreaths at the Battle of the Bloody Ridge memorial and placing wreaths offshore.  The Battle of Bloody Ridge was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Army and Allied (mainly United States Marine Corps) ground forces. It took place from September

12-14, 1942 on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and was the second of three separate

major Japanese ground offensives during the Guadalcanal Campaign. After the presentation, individuals shared stories of their fathers’ experiences during WWII. Sunday,

we had more free time for the Museum and other Texas local historical sites.

By: Admiral Marisa Hegyesi

Deputy Commander Sam Houston Squadron

Photos by: Admiral Tom Taylor

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