‘It’s what makes you survive:’ On USS Turner Joy, Navy veteran describes Vietnam’s final battle
BREMERTON, Wash. -- “As soon as I walk through there, I am 19 years old again,” says Doug Church, who was a teenaged Petty Officer onboard the USS Turner Joy. Church loves guiding tours and telling stories about the three years he spent on the Turner Joy, a Navy destroyer--now a floating museum in Bremerton—which was involved in the first and last battles of the Vietnam War.