Vietnam War Vets Sing “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Comments by Jim Campbell

July 30th, 2019

Besides some fun, a good bit of Naval Military History follows below.

Patriots Point

This version of the “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” music video was created by Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum as part of its ongoing effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The men who are featured in the video are all Vietnam Veterans who have helped to build the exhibit.

“We Gotta Get Out of This Place” was one of the most requested songs by United States Armed Forces members stationed in South Vietnam during the war.

The music video was filmed in the museum’s Vietnam Experience Exhibit.

To learn more about the museum and our commemoration efforts please visit our website www.patriotspoint.org or visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/patriotspoint.org.

Thank you to Sony/ATV Music Publishing for allowing us to use the song as performed by The Animals. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located at: 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC – on beautiful Charleston Harbor.

Patriots Point is also the final docking spot for the U.S.S. York Town Aircraft Carrier.

The impressive USS Yorktown CV-10 aircraft carrier is 900 feet in length and weighing more than 27,000 tons, this carrier was nicknamed the “Fighting Lady” by its crew of 2,500 sailors during World War II.

The USS Yorktown, commissioned in 1943, was one of the first models of the new Essex class of ships that could hold more aircraft than its predecessors and became integral to the efforts during WWII.

Named after the American carrier destroyed in the Battle of Midway (USS Yorktown CV-5), this magnificent vessel is one of the most popular attractions in Charleston.

The Yorktown participated in battles such as the Battle of the Philippine Sea and Iwo Jima, and even became a target of Kamikaze attacks during the war. 

She became an important force in attacks against Tokyo and in the Hawaiian Islands.

She even helped sink the Japanese battleship Yamato, and then aided in bringing servicemen home to the United States when the war ended.

The courageous crew that ran the ship earned many Medals of Honor for its heroism during the war effort.

After WWII, the Fighting Lady continued to play an integral role in the American Navy.

Used in the Vietnam War and even in the recovery of NASA’s Apollo 8’s crew, the Yorktown represents a piece of American history.

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I am firmly devoted to bringing you the truth and the stories that the mainstream media ignores. Together we can restore our constitutional republic to what the founding fathers envisioned and fight back against the progressive movement. Obama nearly destroyed our country economically, militarily coupled with his racism he set us further on the march to becoming a Socialist State. Now it's up to President Trump to restore America to prominence. Republicans who refuse to go along with most of his agenda RINOs must be forced to walk the plank, they are RINOs and little else.
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2 Responses to Vietnam War Vets Sing “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

  1. Nice One Jim. My Dad did three tours as a Marine in Vietnam. Volunteered for every one of them. Two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star earned at Hue, 1968. God Bless all the Vietnam Veterans.

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    • JCscuba says:

      God bless you sir. I wonder how rare you are? I did my party in Psy/Ops stateside and was not required to go there. I did some very interesting stuff. J.C.

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