Lawton MacArthur High School Junior, Matthew Aguilar, is working to earn his Eagle Scout Badge with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He is a local Life Scout with BSA Troop 4176 of Lawton.

Matthew’s Eagle Scout project is to create a large memorial display featuring the anchor from the recently decommissioned naval submarine, the USS Oklahoma City. He has been working on raising funds for his project since January. The Navy memorial will be located at Elmer Thomas Park.

Get all the details below on how you can help with the USS Oklahoma City Memorial

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The estimated cost of the project is $50,000. Approximately 50% of the funds needed to build this project have been raised to date. Matthew is working to raise the remainder of the funds needed by July of this year.

The memorial in the park will consist of the naval submarine anchor and a section of the chain, a granite memorial wall, and a concrete pad with benches. The anchor has been transported from Washington state to Lawton and is being painted/powder-coated and prepared for installation and display at this time.

Watch the video below to learn more about the USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723)

If you're able to make a donation, whatever you can afford it's all needed and appreciated. 100% of all donations will be used to complete the project and bring the USS Oklahoma City memorial to Elmer Thomas Park. We'll be sure to give you an update and let you know when it's finished and the dedication takes place.

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