Every Memorial Day I go to the cemetery for the Veteran’s remembrance. And they usually have some sort of military re-enactors there.
These troops were sent out west, even to here in Colorado after the Civil War, to fight Indians and such-like. This group finally collected enough money to put up a commemorative plaque in Memorial Park nearby to recognize service of these troops.
WWII is popular for re-enactors, possibly because the uniforms are so stylish. (One can frequently see regular, current Army uniforms around town). My question was why they had the netting on the helmets, and they answered that it was so that troops could put leaves and twigs or whatever in for camouflage.
There were displays of the sorts of things that soldiers might carry around.
The MRE’s of their day, these packages contained a tin of something and a side of crackers, and this food was made to last forever. One might need a smoke after that.
A nephew has just gone to Afghanistan and I am going to send him a package of useful items (granola bars and jerky, the K-rations of today). Another nephew (who has been to Iraq twice) recommended “Anti-monkey butt powder” as a useful and superior product to foot powder. As it turns out this is a real product, so I have bought some to put in the package. 😉
The map of Marburg was interesting to me because that is the hometown of my late mother-in-law. She was a teenager during the war. And after the war she married M’s father (a soldier) and came to America, so a big thank you from me to the US Army.