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Patriots Point Foundation is an all volunteer 501(c3) charitable fundraising organization. We work in support of Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor.   Current projects include support of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the new land side National Medal of Honor Museum, the design for which was introduced in April, 2015.

Foundation Board Members and officers for 2018:

Jeff Jacobs, Pres. 
Rob Weil, VP
Greg Kitchens, Sec.
Will Taylor, Treas.
Jim DeVeaux
Nike Kern

Alston Middleton
Edward "Boopa" Pritchard
Phyllis Sheffer
Ed Smith
Rob Weil
Skippy Weil

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You can now donate directly to Patriots Point Foundation from one of four Donor-Advised Funds via DAF direct. Click for more info.

New Board Member

Phyllis Sheffer

We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2018, Phyllis Sheffer has joined our all volunteer board. Over the years, Phyllis has worked for corporate giants Pepsi Bottling and Pillsbury and has run her own local companies.  She has vast volunteer and fundraising experience with such organizations as Special Forces Association and SC Guard.  She enjoys the outdoors and has hiked trails in Smoky Mountains, Nepal, Tibet and India and the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in six months.  We look forward to her enthusiastic participation.

Holidays 2017: Please Join Our Amazon Smile Program
Won't cost you a nickel!

Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases OUT OF THEIR POCKET to the Patriots Point Foundation… and the prices are exactly the same. No time limit or expiration AND your wish lists and shopping cart are preserved.

Why does Amazon do this? Good PR, nothing more.

What do you have to do? Nothing but click oAmazon Smilen this link  or the graphic below and sign in with your normal Amazon.com credentials.   You will receive an email with links to a one click browser shortcut button to take you right to smile.amazon.com. This needs to be the portal you use to buy from Amazon so the donations will be tallied. Also included are shortcuts to promote the program with Facebook and Twitter.

This is LITERALLY FREE MONEY— a gift to fund the Patriots Point Foundation that costs you nothing more than a click here or the graphic above. Please take 60 seconds and click it... then bookmark it. It WILL make a difference.   Click here to download a flier with additional information.

Finally, we would appreciate it if you would forward this link to your email list.

Here's the perfect TOTALLY UNIQUE gift for the Patriot in your family this Holiday Season:

We are selling Special Edition Signed copies of Noble Warrior, the story of the three day battle of Dai-Do, Vietnam by Medal of Honor recipient, Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.).  100% of profit goes to support the exhibits and programs of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.  Signed copies are $40 plus $5 shipping for the first copy and $3 each for additional copies shipped at the same time to same address.

Patriots Point Foundation has commissioned this Official Video Book Trailer for Medal of Honor recipient, Gen. James E. Livingston's book, Noble Warrior.

See video book jacket below.

Order this special Patriots Point Foundation edition today and we'll ship it right out.


What a GREAT Holiday present:  ORDER NOW

Noble Warrior


4 minute video


Order online here



Patriots Point Foundation goes to Blue Angels Airshow at MCAS Beaufort

Click here to view video slide show

Blue Angels Group Photo

Current projects in include Phase II of the USS Laffey Combat Information Center where the portholes will be upgraded to electronic screens to allow realistic simulation of cold war era missions as viewed from the ship.

We are also raising money to obtain a six seat electric shuttle, similar to this one, to transport elderly and handicapped visitors from the parking/ticketing area to the elevator on the Yorktown. 

Please visit our donation page and help us fund these worthy projects.

6 seat electric shuttle

Patriots Point Foundation was proud to fund this multi-media kiosk at the Vietnam Experience Quonset Hut.   Visitors can use the huge touch screen to easily learn about the weapons and equipment used by both sides.

Vietnam Experience Kiosk

Left to right: Jeff Jacobs Pres, Greg Kitchens Sec, Robert Simmons Deputy Dir. Museum Services, PPF board members Jim DeVeaux, Jay Keenan, Skippy Weil, Ed Smith, Boopa Pritchard, Buddy Milligan.   March 21, 2017


On Monday, January 30 at 1:00 PM at the Medal of Honor Museum aboard the carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, LLEF, Lowcountry Law Enforcement Foundation presented a check for $11,000 representing the proceeds from a raffle and an additional contribution  to Patriots Point Foundation for our Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund.  Medal of Honor recipient, Gen. James E. Livingston and Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon attended and spoke about the importance of the new museum. Representatives from many law enforcement agencies, MOH Museum Foundation and Patriots Point Foundation attended.


Big Check

Medal of Honor recipient, MajGen James E Livingston (USMC ret.) with Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon along with other representatives from law enforcement and Patriots Point Foundation to present a donation of $11,000 for the Patriots Point Foundation Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund.   Their donation is being matched by an anonymous donor.


Al Cannon and BK Williams

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon (r) and Sgt. Brian BK Williams with check presented to Patriots Point Foundation Chapel Fund January 30, 2017.   This donation was matched by an anonymous donor.

Coverage from Post and Courier Newspaper Jan 31, 2017

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An anonymous donor will MATCH donations through 2017 up to $5.5 Million to the Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund. 

Please donate or order NOW.

Our raffle has ended.     Photos and video of the drawing and winners is here.

First prize is a matted and framed Medal of Honor Museum Gala graphic with orignial signatures of nine Medal of Honor recipients: Bruce Crandall, Barney Barnum, Thomas Kelley, Jim Livingston, Sal Giunta, Hal Fritz, Doc Ballard, Pat Brady and Ken Stumpf.  This is only one of five in the world.

Second prize is a Ruger satin stainless SR1911 .45

Third prize is a Mossberg MVP/Patrol scoped 7.62 rifle

Order online here

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Announcing the new National Medal of Honor Museum Video.  This video was introduced at the Medal of Honor Convention in Boston today.  You can see this four minute video on this page.  In this video the Medal of Honor Museum Chapel is seen.  Patriots Point Foundation is raising funds to support this Chapel, which will be non-denominational and available for functions such as weddings.

The Medal of Honor Museum Chapel:


Thank you to all who participated in our
2015 "Lessons in Leadership" Tour
of Parris Island & Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC

With Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston

Date: September 11, 2015

Click for Slide Show From the Event

Medal of Honor Museum:  First Look

Photos and Video From
March 14, 2014 Tour of Parris Island and MCAS

Patriots Point Foundation sponsored a behind the scenes tour of Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Station with Medal of Honor Recipient, General James E. Livingtson on March 14, 2014 .   For the first time MCAS was added to the itinerary where guests were able to get up close to five F/A-18 fighter jets and armament in a hangar bay and meet and speak with a number of pilots and airmen and women.

Livingston, F-35, Drill Instructor

Photos From The Event

Videos From the Event

Latest videos from Medal of Honor Bowl week events

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WWII Medal of Honor Stamp Arrives on Veterans' Day 2013

The Medal of Honor: World War II Forever® stamp will be introduced on November 11, 2013.  It features the nation's highest award for valor in combat. It is presented “for conspicuous gallantry MOH Stampand intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.” In January 2012, the U.S. Postal Service invited the last living recipients of the award from World War II to join in honoring the extraordinary courage of every individual who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war. All the men pictured here agreed to participate in this momentous event. Sadly, Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Vernon McGarity died before the stamps could be issued, as did Nicholas Oresko, who died after the stamps were printed. Their photographs are still included, as they remain among the last representatives of a remarkable group whose courage and devotion we honor with this issuance.

MOH stamp folioHistoric photos of the men surround two Forever® stamps on the first page of a new type of issuance, the prestige folio. One stamp features a photograph of the Navy version of the Medal of Honor; the other stamp features a photograph of the Army version of the award. The two center pages list the names of all the recipients of the Medal of Honor from World War II. The remaining 18 stamps are found on the back page.

More than 16 million people served with the American armed forces during World War II, but only 464 were chosen to receive the Medal of Honor. The road to receiving this medal is a long one. Each recipient's actions are reviewed by a lengthy chain of command, starting with their superiors and ending with the Secretary of Defense and the President. More than half the men who received the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II were killed in action.

For those wondering why the Air Force Medal is not included: The United States Air Force was born on July 26, 1947 when President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. Louis Sebille became the first flier of the now separate AIR FORCE to earn the Medal of Honor. In all, FOUR Air Force officers received Medals of Honor for action in Korea...all of them posthumous awards. (These four men, as had members of the earlier Air Service and Army Air Corps, were awarded Army Medals of Honor.)

National Medal of Honor Museum Brochure

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is organized as a non-profit educational institution to design, fund, build and maintain the new National Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point. An incorporating Board of Directors has been named; additional board appointments will reflect the national scope and significance of the project. Patriots Point Foundation has established a subsidiary to accept gifts for the National Medal of Honor Museum to ensure that donations will be tax deductible and that donations for the museum will be used exclusively for this project. This brand new brochure details a partial history of the Medal of Honor, Museum Misson Statement, plans and concepts.

Clicking either of these pages will take you to a page where you will be able to view each side of the brochure or download a PDF file you can print. 

National Medal of Honor Museum Brochure Front    National Medal of Honor Brochure Back

At our July, 2013 meeting we were honored with a visit from Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser, nephew of board member Ron Plunkett and his brother, Don.  LCDR Weisser flew with the US Navy Blue Angels for three years and flew the Number 5 solo plane in the 2010 Charleston air show.  He cruised on USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS John C Stennis and had 3 combat deployments including 35 night missions over Iraq and 36 over Afghanistan.

In this photo, LCDR Weisser presented a signed photo of the Blue Angles from the 2010 Charleston Air Show.  Left to right, Ron, Don and Frank.

LCDR Frank Weisser Blue Angel

Update: November 2016 

After a recent tragic crash of a Blue Angel the program was temporarily suspended.  In October of 2016, after a carrier squadron deployment followed by an assignment in Germany, Commander Frank Weisser was asked to return to the Blue Angels team to fly the #6, opposing solo plane.  Next season, he will fly as the #5 solo.  

If you have arrived at this page looking for the documents to order the new "US Navy Chief Petty Officer" license plate, you can view and download them here.

Note: This is the new design as of January 2017 mandated by SC legislature to make all special license plates have a uniform general look.
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As of August 2017 this program has raised $20,000 to promote (at Patriots Point) the history and heritage of the US Navy.   If you know any active duty or retired Chiefs, Senior Chiefs or Master Chiefs living in SC, please let them know about this opportunity to drive with pride while supporting a worthy cause.  Both US Navy and Navy Reserve Chiefs are eligible.


Slide Show from Parris Island VIP Tour, 31 May 2013
with Medal of Honor recipient, General James Livingston
to raise funds for National Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point

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Your tax deductible donations help us fulfill our mission to support Patriots Point.  You are welcome to specify a particular project, such as USS Laffey, USS Yorktown, Electric Shuttle or Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum general fund or Medal of Honor Museum Chapel Fund when you donate.  You may also specify your donation as 'in memory of' or 'in honor of'.

Our online donation program is easy to use with most popular credit or debit cards.  Processing is through PayPal, but you do not have to be a member or join.  Anyone can donate.  When you click the 'donate' button below you will be taken to a secure page hosted by PayPal.  After entering your donation amount you click 'donate with a card'  and enter your information.  When complete, click 'Donate now'.   If desired you can donate using your PayPal account by clicking 'Donate with PayPal' at the first screen instead of 'Donate with card'.

If you prefer, you may also mail your donations to:

Patriots Point Foundation
PO Box 309
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Please include your email address and/or phone number if you'd like to receive the Museum's newsletter and for us to contact you if there are questions.

You can now donate via these Donor-Advised Funds directly to Patriots Point Foundation:

Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon or Kansas City CF

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