An ailing Korean War veteran visits his old ship, the Laffey, at Patriots Point
MOUNT PLEASANT — Gerald Bowman never thought he’d see the U.S.S. Laffey again, much less set foot on it.
But 60 years after the Korean War veteran served as a machinist mate on the Navy destroyer, the 82-year-old Arkansas man was able to get one last tour aboard the ship at Patriots Point, courtesy of the Dream Foundation, a wish-fulfilling non-profit that works with adults with life-threatening illnesses.
The visit was emotional and awe-inspiring.
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