Union High School Living History Program

Rosehill, North Carolina

(10 May 2013)


Since we initiated this program at Union High School in the Spring of 2006, this has become an annual event for us.  This year was the last year CSM (retired) Al McKoy would be present giving us his outstanding support since he will retire again but from the school system in June 2013. This year we presented our program to over 150 students and teachers at Union High School.  LTC  David Stanley (10th US Cavalry Officer in the Spanish American War), SGT John Horvath (Civil War Regular Army Artillery NCO), SGT Don Collins (WWII 82nd Airborne trooper), SGT Mike Rhyne (Civil War Regular Army Artillery NCO), Corporal Christopher Moose (Mexican-American War 2nd Dragoon Officer), Private Dusty Summers (WWI US Army Infantryman), Private Charlie Auten (Civil War Federal Artillery) and Ms Annette Fornoff (Civil War Civilian in a riding habit) and finally Rebel and Allen (Morgan horses) as themselves provided an outstanding program.   We fired both our 1863 Parrott Rifles and our 1841 Mortar.  We fired the Mortar with Gold's Gym 5 pound exercise balls into a lagoon, much to the delight of the students.  We also fired our BAR and our M1 Garand with its grenade launcher and finally our Barrett 50 Caliber sniper rifle which delighted everyone with its loud report.  Our presentations were more varied than ever before with discussions of the different military weapons in our weapons display, our horses and their military uses, Army nursing and Army hospitalization, Aviation, Birds at War, and Dogs at War.  We had a great deal of interface with the students during the day and we all enjoyed the presentation.




Photos by David Stanley











Updated on 12 May 2013.

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