Esri UC Scavenger hunt tip- Call Cliff.

After hearing tale of many trips to the Esri UC in the past, I heard about the naval ships docked there. I don’t consider myself a history buff, however I have always been fascinated by the gigantic ships of the World War II. When I heard about the ships in San Diego I was really excited. The U.S. Navy has been at the forefront of many conflicts and has many heroes.

Clifton A. F. Sprague

This honored veteran served in not one, but two world wars and was a 3 star general. I am looking forward to checking out the carrier when I take a break from this whole scavenger hunt thing.

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