“When asked what I’m most proud of, I stick out my chest, hold my head high and say proudly, I served in the United States Navy.” President John F. Kennedy Patrol torpedo boat (PT-109) commander during World War II
“Fascinated by the art of cartooning since he was a kid, Tom Dean drew cartoons for the USS Hancock cruise book as junior officer where he won first place in the 1962 All-Navy Cartoon Contest. He began drawing cartoons for the USS Midway Museum after he becoming a volunteer in 2004, and later created Middie, the beloved comic docent for the ship.”
By the Numbers
Number of Vietnamese refugees rescued by the USS Midway during Operation Frequent Wind in 1975.