Wow!!! and Thank-you!!!! Several dreams were realized today and each
and everyone of you who were there helped make it happen. The event
will be over when Luis Gonzales folds the parachute for us. Over 30
folks were envolved in todays events......largest number of ladies we
have had out in ages (with them representing the Civil War though WWII,
to include both Military and Civilian). So let's review the events:
God withheld the rain!!!!!
Thanks to Stuart Brandt for coordinating this for us!
Thanks to John Ruf for sending me the link to buy a 1928 Phillips Pack
Saddle several years ago....and pushed to make it functional, with help
from his kids at school.
SFC Lamont Gould showed us years ago how important and effective a
Buffalo Soldier impression can be and Johnny Willams and his brother
Patrick partnered with John Ruf to not only demo the pack saddle and
machinegun (I know, I know it needs fixing)...they did it as 1930s era
When we started this Living History and Associates idea we wanted to
include a WWII impression.....today look what we had - with Sean Dudley
and Don Collins taking the led for us, and it was great to include a
WWII civilian presence. This also gave Ric Morrow the chance to do
something he loves and is, be a Marine!!!
We also unveiled our newest artillery piece, Joe Slifer's WWII era 81mm
Mortar and shell, awesome
Horses were great!
Thanks to all you who pulled trailers....couldn't do it without you!
The parachute deployment needs work but Luis will get us squared away
Joe and I need to do a better job planning since we have a German
impression that we were told not to bring, this will not happen again!!!
Please send me any photos so I can post them to the webpage.
Hope everyone got home safe.....had folks driving back to Augusta, GA,
Fredericksburg, VA and from places all over NC.
If you have any comments/suggestions either positive or negative please
share those with Joe and I.
Again thanks for your support of this event.