WWII vessel arrives in Clarksville after stop in Nashville - WKRN News 2

WWII vessel arrives in Clarksville after stop in Nashville

Posted: Updated: Sep 25, 2012 05:03 PM
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A World War II vessel previously docked at Riverfront Park in Nashville for the past week arrived in Clarksville on Tuesday.

Tom Meredith is the president and chairman of the 1st 325 Nashville.  

He told Nashville's News 2 he was thrilled to have a piece of history in Music City, if only for a short time.

"I'll tell you what I told the captain. As happy as it is to see it come in and I'll be happy to see it leave," Meredith said. "It was an awful lot of work, but a really great thing for Nashville. It really was."

Meredith said more than 13,000 people visited the LST 325 which landed men on the beaches of Normandy, housed the wounded and held German prisoners.

One [visitor] in particular that I'll never forget, we had a lady show up. Her husband actually died in the 325 at Normandy. She couldn't go on board. She just walked up and put her hand on the side of the ship. She was feeling spirits come out," he said.

Tours begin at 9 a.m. at McGregor Park in Clarksville. The ship will remain on display until Monday.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
  • 38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:09:20 GMT
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
  • Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKRN (Young Broadcasting station). All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.