See what’s new and old at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Exhibits & Archives
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From the newest exhibits to behind-the-scenes glimpses of our archives, explore the museum here.

So you’ve heard about our ship, right? Did you also know we are the site of Louisiana’s Naval Veterans Memorial and Veterans Museum? Visit the museum to see the aircraft that soared through the skies of Southeast Asia during two eras of conflict, examine the dented helmet of an infantryman who stormed the beaches of Normandy, and so much more. On this page, we’ll share what’s new and on display in our exhibits and occasionally preview cool finds from our archives, so check back often.

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  • “KIDD-napped!” — A Dependent’s Cruise

    Cold War (1953-64)

    E.L. Coward served aboard USS WEDDERBURN (DD-684), a division mate of the KIDD throughout the Korean and WESTPAC cruises of the 1950s. He recalls a practical joke involving the...

  • “Hong Kong & The Formosa Straits”

    1st Korean Cruise (1951-52)

    Hong Kong has long been a strategic port in the Far East. A potential Cold War flashpoint between Communist China and Great Britain (it was at that time a...

  • “Air Raid!!!” — Tarawa

    WWII (1943-46)

    B.J. Fischione, a crewman aboard one of the KIDD's sisterships and squadron mates, USS ERBEN (DD-631), relates the story of an attack on the KIDD just a few months...

  • “Seven Spades and the Comic Book”

    WWII (1943-46)

    Rear Admiral Allan B. Roby, the KIDD's first commander, recounts a humorous story of one of the KIDD's easier mid-ocean rescues during World War II.

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