We’ve been lax in adding updates to the blog so you will notice several posts today. There were many more happenings at the Museum; however, we just added the highlights. The first weeks of 2014 hosted an adventure by the Museum in allowing the use of the Half-Track in the Pure Flix Movie “Revelation Road 3”. It was an adventure for one of our Board Members to spend many days on the set and actually participate in several scenes. We are looking forward to the release of the film in September 2014.
During the Annual Directors Meeting several past Board Members were honored for their years of service. Those able to attend were Thelma Bray, James Baird and Doris Robbins. Other former directors who were unable to attend were Mike Porter, Gene Barber and Lewis Epps.
On May 27, 2013 Memorial Day Services were held at Freedom Museum. This is an annual event presented by VFW Post 1657.
November 8-9, 2012 several Wounded Warriors were honored in Pampa. One of the various activities included a visit to the Freedom Museum USA. Continue reading
Thanks to such generous donations, the aircraft is in Pampa. Sunday will be the final assembly day.
Thanks to the generous donations of several people, it appears Freedom Museum USA will be a recipient of one of the F105D recently decommissioned in San Antonio. We do not have a projected arrival date; however, will post as soon as it is released. You are still welcome to make contributions to this project or any of the other projects ongoing at the Museum.
We are still waiting for release of the F105d; however, in the meantime Freedom Museum is excited to announce that we are the new home for the M60 Tank which had been in residence on the lawn of the Potter County Courthouse. The Tank arrived on May 21, 2011 and drew a great crowd to welcome it to Pampa. Come down and see it.
photograph courtesy of Amarillo Globe News
Freedom Museum USA in Pampa, Texas has a unique opportunity to obtain this aircraft for display prior to the plane being placed into the “graveyard” in Arizona. By bypassing that step, costs of moving this aircraft will be only $33,000 a considerable savings of the costs which would be incurred should it be required to move the plane back from Arizona.
Most versions of the F-105 were fighter/bombers and many served as “Wild Weasels” for SAM Missile suppression in North Vietnam during that conflict. These aircraft had several nicknames: Thud, Super Hog, Ultra Hog, and Lead Sled. 397 out of 833 were lost in combat or operational accidents in the Vietnam conflict.
This aircraft is in pristine condition and if we are to have it from the graveyard, we need your help! If you are willing to make a donation, please send your check to Freedom Museum USA, 600 N Hobart, Pampa, Texas 79065 and designate the funds for “F105D”. We are a non-profit organization so all contributions are tax deductible.
Also, if you know of a great way to raise money for this opportunity, please let us know. And, please share this post with your family and friends.
Only by remembering the past can mistakes be prevented in the future.