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So far Valérie Blouin has created 5 blog entries.

The USS Sumter LST-1181 – written by Gilles Perez

The USS Sumter LST-1181 - written by Gilles Perez The USS Sumter LST-1181 is one of 20 Newport-class ships. It is certain that these buildings must have taken people together with their particular and unique silhouette. What good is this boat with its two large "horns" at the front? Newport-class ships are responsible for transporting and [...]

By |2019-11-25T23:42:13+01:0021 June 2016|history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Ships|

The USS Ticonderoga CG-47 – written by Gilles Perez

Villefranche-sur-Mer Godmother of the USS Ticonderoga CG-47 on July 14, 1990 - Written by Gilles Perez In 1990, an event finally sealed Villefranche-sur-mer's attachment to the Navy! Crossing in the Western Mediterranean, the cruiser USS Ticonderoga CG-47 released for the first time in the harbor of Villefranche from 12 to 16 July 1990 and will be [...]

By |2019-11-25T23:44:23+01:0021 June 2016|history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|

Tribute to Captain Edward F. MESSINA

Captain Edward F. Messina It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Captain Edward Frederick MESSINA, retired from the U.S. Navy, on May 24, 2016 at his home in Florida after a battle with cancer. Edward F. MESSINA was born on July 3, 1940 in Somerville, Massachusetts and [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:28:41+01:0021 June 2016|history, Hommage, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Tribute|

A moving story from the daughter of Daniel T. Mochen USS Salem sailor

Photos credit : Daniel T. Mochen Daniel Thomas Mochen My father was Daniel Thomas Mochen, and he was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1920.  His parents were from a small Tyrolean village called Dimaro in the part of Italy that was once a part of Austria (before WWI).  His father (my grandfather) had [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:25:45+01:0022 April 2016|famille, family, history, Hommage, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships, Tribute|

Les Américains et la 6ème Flotte à Villefranche-sur-mer

J’ai l’immense joie de vous annoncer la création de l’association LES AMÉRICAINS ET LA 6e FLOTTE À VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER. Mon frère Thierry Blouin ainsi que mes cousins américains Gérard, Marilyn, Christine, Kathleen et Thomas Kelley se joignent à moi pour rendre hommage à notre grand-mère Germaine, « Mom » comme l’appelaient affectueusement ses boys, qui fut nommée [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:24:04+01:0024 September 2014|Actualités, famille, family, Hommage, News|

Our association

Our association collects any documents… Photos, videos, testimonies, artifacts related to the American presence in Villefranche-sur- Mer with the aim of preserving and passing on this inheritance to the young generations through various media and cultural events.


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