The mast from the USS Mississippi is now on permanent display at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Ocean Springs.
A team of Seabees helped raise the 62 foot section of steel. It sits on a concrete pedestal near the memorial wall remembering those Mississippians who were killed in the Vietnam War.
The USS Mississippi was de-commissioned in 1996. One sailor who served aboard the nuclear powered cruiser says the new display is a fitting tribute.
"Kind of broke my heart when they decommissioned her. She was a great ship. Just seeing this here on the Gulf Coast, it's really a good thing for Mississippi and for all the guys who served on board the ship, to have a reminder of her down here," said Grady Evett.