We are the first place, in the entire United States, to have an organization like this one. There are 33 PBR boats in the US, and out of that, only 4 see water. Those 4 PBRs are privately owned and they strive to work with and help veterans as well. However, we will be the first to operate full time, open to the community. We will offer a variety of services and fun filled days on the lake.
Operation Black Sheep
Operation Black Sheep is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans as well as restoring history. Muskegon is the perfect place for these boats to call home due to the vast lake frontage and beauty that only Michigan holds. We are also working with LST 393 which is one of two remaining boats of its kind in the US.
A few links to news and TV reports about Operation Black Sheep.
2.7 Million men and woman served during the Vietnam war and 58,202 were killed in action. Our mission is to celebrate those who came home. While it is honorable to mourn those we have lost, we often overlook the living.
PBR 7331 in service with US Navy at SBU22
PBR 7331 WAS DONATED TO OPBS IN DECEMBER OF 2017
THANK YOU TO JOHN MCCLURG AND HIS DEDICATION TO HELPING OUR VIETNAM VETERANS
AND SO OUR STORY BEGINS ...
PBR 7331 is finally home at the Mart Dock. It wasn’t easy and we should have done some things differently, lessons learned. We would not have been able to do this without help from Mike and the crew at sports fisherman service who loaned us the trailer. As well as Kevin Lohman from Double L Enterprise Inc for letting us borrow his truck that pulled everything with ease. Thank you for everyone who has supported us. Your support has allowed for this to happen. The Mart Doc and crew have given continuous support and are a truly amazing group of guys to work with, they offer solutions to every problem we encounter.
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