Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Georgia XVII

Fort Benning, Georgia is the home to the Infantry Museum and Steve and I decided to visit while on base photographing other memorials.

It is a vast depository of artifacts commemorating the role of the Infantry in our history.

Along with the usual weaponry and other paraphernalia that one would expect, I found a few things that especially spoke to me.

I found this map interesting not only because of the unusual look but also the information given. Note that it dates the war from 1960 to1975. again, differences  span depending upon whom you ask, as I have noted many times on this site. Below the heading these is a timeline of sorts beginning in 1945 which is correct, but no mention of the first soldier being killed in 1956, a fact often mentioned here, but too often missing on other recounting of the war.

This simply speaks for itself.

This is just touching.

No comment needed.

The light was very poor in the museum, for photographic needs anyway, so many shots were just not useable here. If you get the chance the museum is well worth a visit.

Next time, on the 18th, we will return to Hawai'i', so join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Georgia, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

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