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. MILITARYContinue reading “Historical Military Exhibit, FDR Home, Hyde Park, NY 5/28-5/29/2022”
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Why We Sing the National Anthem Before Games!
H/t Brian Benedict
Is your rifle clean?
H/T Brian Benedict
A nice presentation sent in by Brian Benedict. https://avhmhome.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/normandylanding1.pps
AVHM Car On Display
The Legion of Merit
Contribution by Brian Benedict <email@example.com> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ 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 apparentContinue reading “The Legion of Merit”
The U.S.S. Laffey
Contribution by Brian Benedict <firstname.lastname@example.org> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ 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!! You can tour the USS Laffey and other naval vessels at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
An Unbreakable Code
Contribution by Brian Benedict <email@example.com> https://thedufflebaginc.com/ Here is a message to all of us for today, coming from the past from a man who had “been there.”
THE ABUCAY LINE
THE ABUCAY LINE by Brian Benedict < firstname.lastname@example.org> This the name of the first line or resistance set up by General Mac Arthur. It was North of Bataan. ABUCAY is the name of the Municipality the line ran through. Brian Benedict is the Director of the American Veterans Historical Museum and proprietor of The Duffle Bag,Continue reading “THE ABUCAY LINE”
AAAO by Brian Benedict < email@example.com> Have you ever seen a steel helmet from WW2 with: AAA0 The above is an abbreviation for the slogan “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere BAR Nothing.” The slogan was devised by Colonel Harry A. (Paddy) Flint, C.O. 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in Sicily, 1943. Col. Flint ordered the saying on allContinue reading “AAA-0”