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CORPUS CHRISTI (CBSDFW.COM) – The USS Lexington, a World War II-vintage Essex Class aircraft carrier, has long been anchored in Corpus Christi Bay, but today there is a plane like no other sitting on the flight deck.

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A retired fighter jet, at the USS Lexington Museum On The Bay, has been painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The F9F-8 Cougar was one of the most fierce jets in the skies during the Korean War-era and is now part of a new exhibit. The jet is the first plane exhibit to ever be painted pink.

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The Cougar will be on display until the last day of the month. Officials with the USS Lexington Museum say after that the jet will be power-washed and restored to its original finish.

The USS Lexington is the world’s oldest aircraft carrier.

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