HISTORICAL MILITARY EXHIBIT
MAY 28-29 2022
SAT.9-4 SUN. 9-3
FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
HYDE PARK, NY.
THE LAWN IN FRONT OF THE FDR LIBRARY AND MUSEUM WILL TAKE ON THE APPEARANCE OF A MILITARY ENCAMPMENT. PERIOD MILITARY VEHICLES, CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT, INSIGNIA AND MORE WILL BE ON DISPLAY.
COVERING WORLD WAR I TO CURRENT DAY MILITARY.
MILITARY ENTHUSIASTS WILL BE ON HAND TO SHARE THERE LOVE OF HISTORY WITH FAMILIES, VETERANS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC,
PACK A LUNCH OR ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AT THE CAFÉ LOCATED INSIDE THE WALLACE CENTER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A presentation by historian, author, and AVHM member Pat Chaisson.
H/t Brian Benedict
H/T Brian Benedict
A nice presentation sent in by Brian Benedict.
The Legion of Merit Medal was established by Congressional decree on 20JULY1942.
Most of the nations of the world had a high ranking “Atta Boy” medal that it could award to foreign dignitaries. As our military leaders began interacting with their counterparts in other Allied countries, it became apparent that the United States needed an “Atta Boy” award of its own.
Established in four grades, the top two are awarded ONLY to foreign dignitaries. Chiang Kai-shek received the first CHIEF COMMANDER medal. Brazilian General Amaro Bettencourt recieved the first COMMANDER medal. U.S. Army Captain Ralph B. Praeger was the first recipient of the U.S. “OFFICER” grade medal. Lieutenant Colonel Westry Battle Boyce was the first woman to awarded the Legion of Merit.
The Laffey was a U.S. Navy Destroyer that was hit by SIX Kamikaze airplanes and FOUR bombs in 80 minutes on April 16th, 1945, off Okinawa. IT SURVIVED!!