Springfield, Missouri: USS Lapon - Sub Surfacing out of GrassThe "sail" -- the tower section on top of a sub -- appears as if it's just surfacing from an expanse of lawn at the American Legion hall.
American Legion Post 639
- 2660 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO
- On the east side of S. Scenic Ave./S. FR 137, about 1.5 miles north of US Hwy 60/160. Look for the American Legion Post 639 sign, drive up the driveway, the sub will be on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About USS Lapon - Sub Surfacing out of Grass
Featured in the N.Y. Times Bestselling book "Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of Submarine Espionage" by Sherry Sontag and the subject of a television documentary, the U.S.S. Lapon was a proud cold war warrior that stood guard to protect our country and now has a good home here in the heart of America, Springfield, MO![Chuck Shepherd, 05/10/2010]
March 2011 - photo added. The "sail" -- the tower section on top of a sub -- appears as if it's just surfacing from an expanse of lawn at the American Legion hall.
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