Come visit us at The Museum of Military Memorabilia. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located in the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the pacific theater in WWII.

What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in WWII has evolved into so much more. You can now see historical artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War and all the way up to the present day Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts.


2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Naples Airport as a WWII Army Air Forces Training Base.


Only American to Serve in Four Wars

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Only American to Serve in Four Wars , Colonel (Ret.) Steve dePyssler is a 38-year Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran. Born in 1919, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1940 as World War II began.
             While on active duty, he served as every enlisted, warrant officer and officer grade up to O-6. He is the Only American to Serve in Four Wars , World War II, Korea, French-Indo-China and Vietnam. In addition, he has deployed to Normandy, Holland, Germany, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Guam, holding a variety of jobs to include three years working for the CIA during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Bay of Pigs Invasion. He retired at the age of 60 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and still remains involved with the retiree associate on base. DePyssler initiated the action for the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, which construction began in April in Bossier City. The 90,000-square-foot, $24 million facility will have 156 beds and 165 jobs with an annual estimated payroll of $3.6 million. He also oversees the publication of two newspapers, the Military Retiree newspaper and a monthly for the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America hailing more than 20,000 readers a month.
ONLY AMERICAN TO SERVE IN FOUR WARS

Being Decorated

ONLY AMERICAN TO SERVE IN FOUR WARS

Col. Steve dePysser ( retired )

ONLY AMERICAN TO SERVE IN FOUR WARS

At the Podium

ONLY AMERICAN TO SERVE IN FOUR WARS

The Col. doing what he loves best, Helping

Although dePyssler was drafted into the Air Force, he says that it is the best thing he has ever done and that he plans to continue his service for as long as physically possible. He was in the Air Force for 38 years until “they kicked me out because I was 60 years old and had served 30 years as an officer.”

DePyssler was in Normandy during World War II and has traveled to Holland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Guam with the Air Force.

They couldn’t kick him too far.

And as long as his mental and physical health are not affecting his work, dePyssler said he won’t quit his job or community involvement.

“I’m not going anyplace. I’m going to continue to work as long as I have a quality of life. When you get to be my age, you start thinking, ‘Am I forgetting more things?'”

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,Colonel (Ret.) Steve dePyssler is a 38-year Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran
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