Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:31 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2013 11:01 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - An exhibit a longtime in the making was unveiled to the public today at the USS Lexington. The SBD-3 Dauntless was pulled from Lake Michigan in 1993 and brought to the aircraft carrier on display in Corpus Christi, but it wasn't until 2006 that restoration work got underway.
Dozens of volunteers and man-hours later it looks new again. Pearl Harbor survivor Bob Batterson was on hand for today's ribbon cutting. He says the World War II-era plane is a part of history and a time period we should be careful to never forget.
"I want to be sure that people understand that those men died to protect our country, protect our freedom and don't let anybody take that away from us," Batterson said.
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