Radio Made in Michigan
8:56 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Living History aboard the USS Silversides

As part of Current State's ongoing coverage of Michigan culture and history, we've been exploring a number of the fascinating  year-round and seasonal events and exhibits across the Great Lakes.  Join us next week in Muskegon, Michigan as we explore the USS Silversides Submarine Museum at its beautiful Lake Michigan location.  You'll hear the remarkable docent (and fellow former Chicagoan) Garry McKeen with moving and personal stories of the all-volunteer submariners who served aboard the Silversides beginning just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Silversides went on to become one of the most distinguished U.S. fighting vessels of World War II, and was sometimes called "the luckiest boat

USS Silversides docent Garry McKeen with WKAR's Peter Whorf
USS Silversides docent Garry McKeen with WKAR's Peter Whorf
Credit Mitch Nyberg

   in the Navy".  Tune in next week and you'll find out why!

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