"The Gardner heist happened while I was in school here, though. I was going to completely fictionalize it—make up the name of the museum, and the paintings and everything—and then I just thought to pull it out the ’90s and stick it in the ’40s, when security would have been even worse since they didn’t have cameras."
Capt. Sword boarded the Connecticut, with his George Washington in tow. However, his destination was not Virginia—it was the Far East.