On Tuesday, March 17, John Conley and his wife Darlene stopped by the Museum to give us his photos from when he was stationed at NAVFAC Grand Turk. John was a wealth of information from his one year stint on Grand Turk in July 1967 to July 1968. Along with many photos, (which are all identified) he gifted his welcome packet, his arm patch, his orders and even a Thanksgiving menu. He spent most of the morning going through his photos, and we arranged for Neil Saxton to take him and Darlene for a tour of the old North base and Lighthouse. John was amazed that not much had changed since his time in Grand Turk and was thrilled that someone wanted his photos and memorabilia. The Turks and Caicos National Museum will be renovating the John Glenn exhibit to include items we have received from servicemen.
We thank John for his wonderful gift and encourage others to contact the Museum if you have served in the Turks and Caicos Islands.