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Welcome Home USS Intrepid

1969

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

A sign on the pier in Norfolk, Virginia, sits ready to welcome the aircraft carrier Intrepid upon its return from a deployment to Vietnam

Intrepid sailors were greeted by family and friends who gathered to welcome them. These homecomings, unique to naval personnel, shielded them from the protesters who often gathered at commercial airports to confront returning veterans from other branches of service.

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  • Title: Welcome Home USS Intrepid
  • Date Created: 1969
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Credit Line: Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of Garrett Craig Myers, AMS3. P2013.02.174

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