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From left to right: Mike Alvarez, Sam Howell, Art Durshimer, Brian Hughes (Photo by Don Bayley)
Thanks to all who participated in this special tribute to our armed forces who served in the Vietnam War.
On April 29 & 30th, 2017 the Englewood Area Historical Museum was proud to host a Vietnam War STATIC SCENE on the grounds of the museum at Buchan Airport.
These men tented with their tactical packs, told stories and answered visitors' questions. Artifacts and memorabilia were on display.
Free photos of Veterans were taken beside a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Flag and they also received their Commemorative Pins.
ENGLEWOOD SUN PHOTOS BY SANDY MACYS (Click for larger view.)
A tent was set up, similar to the type of tent which in a field at Buchan Airport in Englewood as a part of remembering and honoring the 50th anniversary of Vietnam.
Vietnam reenactment soldier Art Durshire places an ammunition clip into his rifle.
Remembering Vietnam, re-enactors and veterans gather. They are, from left to right, Mike Alvarez, Sam Howell, Fred Davis (retired Army sergeant who fought in World War II and 2 tours in Vietnam), retired Army sergeant Ted Cortese (who also serves on the Museum Board) and Art Durshimer.
From left to right: Fred Davis, Mike Alvarez (whose father fought in Vietnam, Sam Howell, Museum President Barbara Sharpe and teacher Art Durshimer. Art participated in the memory of Mike Bowen, a high school football player who was killed on the first day of the Tet Offensive. Bowen was awarded a Silver Star for his actions.
Retired Air Force sergeant Dowell Goe of Englewood, right, who served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967 speaks to Vietnam reeanactor Art Durshimer at Buchan Airport in Englewood.
SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYS
Retired Sgt. First Class Fred Davis, 93, who served in WW II and two tours in Vietnam, holds up the knife which blocked a bullet fired from an AK 47 in Vietnam. He is holding the bullet with his thumb on the knife.
"VIETNAM WAR 50th ANNIVERSARY Commemoration"
Your Historical Museum designated April, 2017: "VIETNAM WAR 50th ANNIVERSARY Commemorative month."
**Visitors spoke with Vietnam Veterans on weekends, 1:00 – 4:00 PM each Friday – Sunday throughout April**
**Artifacts and memorabilia were on display honoring those who served our country**
Our sincere thanks to Col. Jack McDermott, U.S. Army (Ret.) for all his help in setting up this special tribute!