Hurricane Charley, a fast-moving, compact storm, bludgeoned Punta Gorda, on the western side of Florida, with steady winds of 145 mph and gusts up to 180 mph. It destroyed Cracker-style homes on nearby Captiva Island (above).
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶