Admiral Leahy

There’s a committee working on creating a memorial to Admiral Leahy.   Lt. Paul Mathews has been working for the past year on bringing some of the Admiral’s letters, pictures, his desk and a 1/48 replica of the ship named after him.

Currently, we are still in the investigative stage of the process.

Here is the powerpoint presentation that Paul presented to a group of interested citizens.


Admiral Leahy

In 2011 Lt. Paul Mathews began having a conversation with us regarding honoring Admiral William Leahy, a native son of Hampton, Iowa.

Over the course of the next two years, a committee was formed, funds were raised and items were picked up from the National Archives that had at one time belonged to Admiral Leahy.

As of the end of 2012, the Leahy committee is in the process of procurring a 1/48 size replica of the Leahy ship.  It is anticipated that by late spring of 2013 the Admiral Leahy exhibit will be ready for public viewing.

We will update you with details as we have them.

Thank you to everyone who has been a support to this project, we could not have done it without you.

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