What I did during my Server vacation

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  1. Njaco

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    So I had some time to kill. I noticed that the County I work for is having Heritage days at a local park throughout the summer and this past Sunday was a WWII Encampment with displays and re-enactors present. Also attending was a display from the Battleship New Jersey (there was an inside joke going about what 'BB' meant for 'BB 61" - apparently the Italian workers at the shipyard shouted 'Whata bigga boat!"). There were also book signings by George Warple who served in WWII and Peter Fantacone who stormed Omaha Beach along with Robert Buchanon who not only survived WWII but was also a Hindenburg disaster survivor. Got to talk with these guys and checked out all the stuff around. The re-enactors had a jeep and a Weasel on display along with all the equipment that one GI would have to carry into battle. The website for them is here:

    78th Infantry Division WWII Living History Association

    and the books are from:

    Sharon Wells Wagner - author artist

    I didn't bring a camera but I grabbed some pics from the websites to show. And these guys will all be at the Reading show a few of us will be attending in a few weeks. All in all, a great time away from the forum! :)
     

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    I bet that was fun.
     
  3. Gnomey

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    Looks like fun. Nice shots too.
     
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    Wow, that had to be pretty dam cool!
     
  5. RabidAlien

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    No camera??? Dude...I'm disappointed in you! :lol: Seriously, though, looks like an awesome weekend!!! Wish I could find something like that around here...
     
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    Very cool NJ!! I bet it was interesting talking to those gentlemen.
     
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    Very cool stuff there Chris! Now you got me even more excited for Reading (18 more days)!

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    It looks like it was a fun day. 8)


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