Locals visit USS KIDD on Independence Day

POSTED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 7:12pm

At the USS KIDD, lots of parents brought their children to the ship today to teach them a little bit about American history.

The USS KIDD was named for Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The KIDD was towed from Philadelphia and arrived in Baton Rouge back in 1982.

Parents we spoke with today say they wanted their kids to see the ship and all its history.

“All my family members have served in the armed forces. My father was in the Army and my brother was in the Navy,” stated Jared Hickman. “We wanted to bring them down to the ship, show them around and show them a little bit of American history.”

“My son’s great grandfather was a WWII veteran,” stated Tommy Fulkerson. “I'm a Vietnam veteran, and we just wanted him to see what today was all about.”

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