Original Crew Members Commemorate USS Intrepid’s 75th Anniversary
Ed Coyne, 92, is an original crew member of the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier that was commissioned in 1943. Today the ship is the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of its launch, the museum invited the remaining military members who served on the ship. The veterans shared harrowing stories about their time at sea. The Intrepid survived five kamikaze attacks and a torpedo strike in World War II.