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U.S.S. Kidd Anniversary (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-14

Duration: 00:02:09

Subjects: USS KIDD | Military | History | World War II


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • King, Fred Interviewee


This segment from the April 14, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Tika Laudun’s visit to a ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Kidd in Baton Rouge commemorating the 72nd anniversary of an attack on the naval destroyer during World War II. Laudun reports that a Japanese kamikaze plane attacked the U.S.S. Kidd on April 11, 1945, killing 38 crew members. She interviews Fred King, a gunnery mate on the destroyer, who shares his memories of the attack. The U.S.S. Kidd is now docked on the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. Host: Andre Moreau