In the course of 47 years of service, the USS Midway carried aviators, sailors, marines and a powerful idea: that freedom is worth defending and preserving at home and far out at sea. Together, their personal stories from missions of combat and hope aboard this iconic carrier remind us that her legacy endures — and that the spirit of service and sacrifice lives on in each of us. Watch the stories of six heroes in Midway’s new docuseries, United Stories of America, brought to you by USAA.
The combat missions seemed endless. First, he and his co-pilot shot down two North Vietnamese fighter jets only minutes apart...Hear His Story →
He was responsible for all the supplies aboard a floating city of 4,500 voracious young men. From eggs to pens to equipment weighing tons...Hear His Story →
As Saigon collapsed around her, she and her family ran to a rescue helicopter destined for the USS Midway. Stephanie experienced firsthand...Hear Her Story →
The shortest flight of his career was over in “10 or 15 seconds” — when a botched catapult launch dumped Herb Zoehrer's aircraft...Hear His Story →
He defied the odds to make sure that Navy aircrews could rely on their 75 planes during combat missions...Hear His Story →
The son of a fisherman, he was an enlisted man who “came up the hose pipe” to become Chief Warrant Officer aboard Midway...Hear His Story →