VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has assured officials with the Old Depot Museum in Vicksburg that it will receive some items from the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Vicksburg.
In August, the museum asked Mabus, a former governor of Mississippi, for a loan or donations of items from the USS Vicksburg, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser.
Now, the museum is just waiting for the ship to be decommissioned by the Navy.
Four warships have been christened the USS Vicksburg.
The museum already houses a model of the modern-day cruiser and an assortment of memorabilia that was donated by sailors aboard the World War II-era incarnation of the USS Vicksburg.
The World War II-era items include the ship's logbook, photos and 8 mm films, which are currently tucked away in the museum's library.
Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com
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