Professor Reggie Almeida of the Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu faculty in Spring Hill, Tennessee, who has been touring with MEGADETH on “The Steel Tour Of The 12 months”, accompanied guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist James LoMenzo once they paid a go to to the USS Lexington Museum forward of MEGADETH‘s April 14 live performance at American Financial institution Heart in Corpus Christi, Texas. You possibly can watch half one among Almeida‘s video recap of the go to under.
Mustaine and LoMenzo bought a tour of the Blue Ghost, the longest-serving Essex-class plane provider of World Struggle II. The ship was decommissioned in 1991 and transformed to a museum in 1992.
USS Lexington thanked the musicians for his or her go to, writing in a social media submit: “It is all the time a pleasure welcoming distinctive visitors aboard the USS Lexington Museum! Thanks MEGADETH for visiting, we hope you loved your tour! Rock on!”
Throughout World Struggle II, the provider participated in almost each main operation within the Pacific Theater and spent a complete of 21 months in fight. The ship’s planes destroyed 372 enemy plane within the air, and 475 extra on the bottom. The ship sank or destroyed 300,000 tons of enemy cargo and broken an extra 600,000 tons. The ship’s weapons shot down 15 planes and assisted in downing 5 extra, based on the museum’s web site.
From the very first day of operation as a naval aviation museum, the USS Lexington has remained completely self-sufficient, by no means having obtained funds from native, state or federal authorities businesses. The Museum has relied solely on revenues generated from grants, donations, admissions, ship’s retailer gross sales, particular occasions, and the youth in a single day program. These revenues have coated all bills not solely to function and keep the ship but additionally to fund all capital enhancements as nicely.
MEGADETH is at the moment on the highway in North America with LAMB OF GOD as half of what’s being known as “The Steel Tour Of The 12 months”. Additionally showing on the invoice are TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES.
American Financial institution Heart is an leisure advanced with a capability of 10,000 that hosts quite a few conventions, commerce exhibits, exhibitions, dwell performances, and sporting occasions for the Corpus Christi IceRays.
It’s all the time a pleasure welcoming distinctive visitors aboard the USS Lexington Museum! Thanks Megadeth for visiting, we hope you loved your tour! Rock on 🤘😎
Posted by USS Lexington Museum On The Bay on Thursday, April 14, 2022