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Wilde About Texas: USS Lexington offers WWII history
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History buffs have something big to look forward to when visiting Corpus Christi: an authentic World War II aircraft carrier.
Nicknamed “The Blue Ghost”, the USS Lexington was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during the war and served in several campaigns in the Pacific.
After the ship was decommissioned in 1991, it was brought to Corpus Christi and re-opened as a museum.
"There's just so much history. You walk through history,” Cynthia Adrian with the USS Lexington said. “You walk through so much of this ship and you get to see so much. You relive it."
Visitors of the ship come from all over the county. They experience something of what it was like on a carrier in the Pacific.
"These people were on board and they fought for our country and this is why it's here,” Adrian said.
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