The U.S. Navy played an important role in the Vietnam War by conducting air raids against North Vietnam and evacuating civilians and South Vietnamese during the final days of the war. Most notably the USS Midway (CV-41) played an important role in the Evacuation of Vietnam (Operation Frequent Wind). The USS Midway was an aircraft carrier and the lead ship of her class. USS Midway also participated in Operation Desert Storm. She was decommissioned in 1992 and is now a museum. She will always be remembered for her participation in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War is still a controversial subject to this day.