Boomers Re-living History in September
by Bernie Schmitt
It’s going to seem like the 1940’s again this September, when the Indiana Military Museum and re-enactors gather for “A Salute to Veterans of World War II” Sept. 10 and 11.
Re-enactors and others from the area will represent various combat units from the war, along with encampmets, tents, equipment, weapons and insignia. Not to mention tanks, artillery, halftracks, trucks, jeeps and aircraft from the area, all at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes. (Admission is free!)
“World War II and the people of the Greatest Generation was the last time the whole world banded together for a great cause,” said Joe Calvert, 55, a WWII re-enactor from Lawrenceville, Ill. He and others form Company A of the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, a local re-enactment group. The 41st was a part of Gen. George Patton’s 2nd Armored Division.
(read more of this story on page 16 of our online issue)