Museum of Military Memorabilia in Naples Florida http://www.museum-mm.org Honor • Preserve • Present Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:32:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Veterans Day is an official United States Holiday http://www.museum-mm.org/veterans-day-is-an-official-united-states-holiday/ http://www.museum-mm.org/veterans-day-is-an-official-united-states-holiday/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:32:06 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=8819 Veterans Day is an official United States Holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.

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The Surrender of the Empire of Japan http://www.museum-mm.org/the-surrender-of-the-empire-of-japan/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-surrender-of-the-empire-of-japan/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:30:36 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12067 By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of  major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent

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Amazing Footage Japanese Surrender http://www.museum-mm.org/if-you-are-a-history-buff-you-will-enjoy-this-general-mcarthurs-voice-is-a-rarity-this-is-a-must-see-for-the-wwii-history-buff-or-anyone-interested-in-history-interesting-the-other-signers-to/ http://www.museum-mm.org/if-you-are-a-history-buff-you-will-enjoy-this-general-mcarthurs-voice-is-a-rarity-this-is-a-must-see-for-the-wwii-history-buff-or-anyone-interested-in-history-interesting-the-other-signers-to/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:36:45 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=9060 This film is believed to have never been seen before, only shots of the surrender were known

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Pre-Surrender of Japan in August 1945 http://www.museum-mm.org/pre-surrender-of-japan-in-august-1945/ http://www.museum-mm.org/pre-surrender-of-japan-in-august-1945/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:47:49 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=9274 A delegation of Japanese Representatives flew to an American Base close to Okinawa. The Japanese planes were requested to be painted in white and have the rising suns replaced by a Green Cross. Really rare archives.

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Solomon Islands, the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands http://www.museum-mm.org/solomon-islands-the-gilbert-islands-the-marshall-islands/ http://www.museum-mm.org/solomon-islands-the-gilbert-islands-the-marshall-islands/#respond Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:29:25 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=7509   In the campaigns of 1943 and the first half of 1944, the Allies had captured the Solomon Islands, the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Papuan Peninsula of New Guinea. This left the Japanese holding the Philippines, the Caroline Islands, Palau Islands and Mariana Islands. It had always been the intention of the […]

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A Vietnam War Hero, Charles S. Kettles http://www.museum-mm.org/profiles-in-courage/ http://www.museum-mm.org/profiles-in-courage/#respond Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:57:58 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14604 “Kettles immediately turned his unarmed Huey around and headed back to the landing zone to rescue the remaining troops. Without gunship, artillery, or tactical aircraft support,“

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The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial http://www.museum-mm.org/the-netherlands-american-cemetery-and-memorial/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-netherlands-american-cemetery-and-memorial/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:04:54 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=5211  On this peaceful May morning we commemorate a great victory for liberty, and the thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David underscore the terrible price we pay for that victory

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I was a Guardian to a WWII Veteran on an Honor Flight http://www.museum-mm.org/about-an-honorable-day/ http://www.museum-mm.org/about-an-honorable-day/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:47:18 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=5426 “I was a Guardian to a WWII Veteran on an Honor Flight”

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The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt http://www.museum-mm.org/the-republic-p-47-thunderbolt-nd-ed/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-republic-p-47-thunderbolt-nd-ed/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:27:17 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12366 The Republic   P-47  Thunderbolt  was the largest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a Radial Piston Engine.

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B-17 Bomber lodged in glacier for more than 70 years http://www.museum-mm.org/b-17-bomber-lodged-in-glacier-for-more-than-70-years/ http://www.museum-mm.org/b-17-bomber-lodged-in-glacier-for-more-than-70-years/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:41:44 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12978 The unique story of a B-17 bomber that was destroyed during World War Two has emerged.

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High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) http://www.museum-mm.org/high-mobility-multipurpose-wheeled-vehicle-hmmwv/ Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=2514 The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee,

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The National WWII Museum http://www.museum-mm.org/the-national-wwii-museum/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-national-wwii-museum/#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:15:45 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12984 The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street.

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2nd Battalion 34th Armor http://www.museum-mm.org/2nd-battalion-34th-armor/ http://www.museum-mm.org/2nd-battalion-34th-armor/#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:11:53 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11392 On 1 October 1963, the 306th Tank Battalion was designated the 2d Battalion, 34th Armor and was officially activated at Fort Irwin, California, as part of the 4th Infantry Division. Dedicated to The 2nd Battalion 34 Armor Tank Unit The ” Tankers”

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Former Vietnam War POW Lt. Col. Odell Tells about the First Hours after his Capture http://www.museum-mm.org/former-vietnam-war-pow-lt-col-odell-tells-about-the-first-hours-after-his-capture/ http://www.museum-mm.org/former-vietnam-war-pow-lt-col-odell-tells-about-the-first-hours-after-his-capture/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:27:41 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14662 Shared here to illustrate what the first moments of his life was like as a POW are excerpts from a narrative that ran in the Macomb Daily on May 21, 1973

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Tomb Guards and Arlington National Cemetery http://www.museum-mm.org/tomb-guards-and-arlington-national-cemetery/ http://www.museum-mm.org/tomb-guards-and-arlington-national-cemetery/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:40:46 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12962 The documentary features interviews with Tomb Guards from the past and present as well as rare photographs, never before seen by the public

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Old Man and a Bucket of Shrimp http://www.museum-mm.org/old-man-and-a-bucket-of-shrimp/ http://www.museum-mm.org/old-man-and-a-bucket-of-shrimp/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:37:42 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=7566 This is a wonderful story and it is true You will be pleased that you read it, and I believe you will pass it on. It is an important piece of American history.

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Thurlow Miller U.S.S. Arkansas Battleship http://www.museum-mm.org/thurlow/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:07:42 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=3690 Thurlow served five years aboard the USS. Arkansas Battleship. ( 02-18-1941 to 03-29-1946)…………………..

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Military Vehicle Modelers http://www.museum-mm.org/military-vehicle-modelers/ http://www.museum-mm.org/military-vehicle-modelers/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:15:13 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=8445 Here are just a few of the models on display at The museum of Military Memorabilia.

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Pilot who flew the final combat mission in World War II http://www.museum-mm.org/pilot-who-flew-the-final-combat-mission-in-world-war-ii/ http://www.museum-mm.org/pilot-who-flew-the-final-combat-mission-in-world-war-ii/#respond Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:18:49 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11268 Ask yourself, how many of the few surviving WWII veterans kept themselves and their uniform in such good condition for over 71 years and can still proudly wear it?

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Join Us Become A Member to help us achieve our Mission http://www.museum-mm.org/become-a-member/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:22:24 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=1057 Join The Museum of Military Memorabilia and help us “Save Military Memorabilia”  so we can display it, and Educate  “Lest we Forget”

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Gary Sinise Proudly Walks In The Footsteps Of Bob Hope http://www.museum-mm.org/gary-sinise-proudly-walks-in-the-footsteps-of-bob-hope/ http://www.museum-mm.org/gary-sinise-proudly-walks-in-the-footsteps-of-bob-hope/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:32:54 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14078 Gary Sinise Proudly Walks In The Footsteps Of Bob Hope.

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Underwater Demolition Team http://www.museum-mm.org/underwater-demolition-team/ http://www.museum-mm.org/underwater-demolition-team/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:48 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12319 The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were an elite special-purpose force established by the United States Navy during World War II.

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Great story from World War Two http://www.museum-mm.org/great-story-from-world-war-two/ http://www.museum-mm.org/great-story-from-world-war-two/#respond Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=7686 Great story from World War Two Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting about for ways and means to facilitate their escape.

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10 Things You May Not Know About George S. Patton http://www.museum-mm.org/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-george-s-patton/ http://www.museum-mm.org/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-george-s-patton/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:08:46 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14575 George S. Patton made his mark in World War I as the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps before becoming one of the most prominent military commanders in World War II. Learn 10 surprising facts about the outspoken American general nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts.”

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Tinian Island http://www.museum-mm.org/tinian-island/ http://www.museum-mm.org/tinian-island/#respond Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:58:41 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6889 Although we do not forget, history fades into the shadows of our mind and we seldom think about it. But, we should remember and we should be constantly reminded of our history, where we came from and how we got here.

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Hidden in Plain View http://www.museum-mm.org/hidden-in-plain-view-2/ http://www.museum-mm.org/hidden-in-plain-view-2/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:04:19 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12463 Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production.

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Help Preserve Military History, or Please Donate http://www.museum-mm.org/help-preserve-military-history/ http://www.museum-mm.org/help-preserve-military-history/#respond Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:29:27 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13597 Help Preserve Military History Please Donate to The Museum of Military Memorabilia, we are a 501 (c3) Non Profit Organization, We exist purely on Donations from People Like you and are all Volunteers,  The President,  The entire Board of Directors and the Docents who make your trip to the museum an enjoyable learning experience

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Real film footage of Japanese Surrender http://www.museum-mm.org/real-film-footage-of-japanese-surrender/ http://www.museum-mm.org/real-film-footage-of-japanese-surrender/#respond Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:02:42 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6884 This is a ‘must see’ for the WWII history buff or anyone interested in history

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75th Anniversary of Airborne Paratrooper Heritage Day Celebration http://www.museum-mm.org/75th-anniversary-of-airborne-paratrooper-heritage-day-celebration/ http://www.museum-mm.org/75th-anniversary-of-airborne-paratrooper-heritage-day-celebration/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 01:48:06 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12199 75th Anniversary of Airborne Paratrooper Heritage Day Celebration

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What is a Vietnam Veteran? (Guest Blog) | http://www.museum-mm.org/what-is-a-vietnam-veteran/ http://www.museum-mm.org/what-is-a-vietnam-veteran/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:34:29 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14543 Vietnam veterans are men and women. We are dead or alive, whole or maimed, sane or haunted. We grew from our experiences or we were destroyed by them or we struggle to find some place in between. We lived through hell or we had a pleasant, if scary, adventure.

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Flight over Superstition Mountains in Arizona http://www.museum-mm.org/flight-over-superstition-mountains-in-arizona/ http://www.museum-mm.org/flight-over-superstition-mountains-in-arizona/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:12:21 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6569 The backdrops are stunning. Music is from the mini series John Adams.

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US Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA http://www.museum-mm.org/us-army-airborne-school-fort-benning-ga/ http://www.museum-mm.org/us-army-airborne-school-fort-benning-ga/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:29:27 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14523 It is operated by the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.

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The Battle of Hürtgen Forest http://www.museum-mm.org/the-battle-of-hurtgen-forest/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-battle-of-hurtgen-forest/#respond Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:03:04 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11516 The U.S. commanders’ initial goal was to pin down German forces in the area to keep them from reinforcing the front lines further north in the Battle of Aachen,

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Chaplain Capt. Emil Kapaun http://www.museum-mm.org/chaplain-capt-emil-kapaun/ http://www.museum-mm.org/chaplain-capt-emil-kapaun/#respond Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:39:24 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6194 Captain  Emil Kapaun was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony, April 11, 2013.

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Bill Mauldin He could make you smile http://www.museum-mm.org/bill-mauldin-he-could-make-you-smilemake-you-smile/ http://www.museum-mm.org/bill-mauldin-he-could-make-you-smilemake-you-smile/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:57:00 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=4640 “A Veteran — whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve — is someone who at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to: ‘The United States of America,’ for an amount of ‘up to, and including his life.” __ Unknown …..

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Star Spangled Banner a slightly different version http://www.museum-mm.org/star-spangled-banner-a-slightly-different-version/ http://www.museum-mm.org/star-spangled-banner-a-slightly-different-version/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:09:26 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6871 This is not your Fathers Oldsmobile

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What Was It Like To Hump The Boonies in Vietnam http://www.museum-mm.org/what-was-it-like-to-hump-the-boonies-in-vietnam/ http://www.museum-mm.org/what-was-it-like-to-hump-the-boonies-in-vietnam/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:20:19 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14503 What Was It Like To Hump The Boonies in Vietnam, is a story written by John Podlaski, He is a Vietnam Veteran that wrote a book named ” Cherries”. it is a gripping book and very hard to put down I read it in 4 days and it’s 425 pages long.

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Tribute to the Vietnam Veterans http://www.museum-mm.org/heres-a-tribute-to-the-vietnam-veterans/ http://www.museum-mm.org/heres-a-tribute-to-the-vietnam-veterans/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:19:34 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=8649 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes veterans that served in the country then known as the Republic of Vietnam from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

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The USS Maddox DD731 was named for Captain William A. T. Maddox http://www.museum-mm.org/the-uss-maddox-dd731/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-uss-maddox-dd731/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:26:20 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13233 She was laid down by the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath in Maine on 28 October 1943, launched on 19 March 1944 by Mrs. Harry H. Wilhoit, granddaughter of Captain Maddox, and commissioned on 2 June 1944.

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A Young Marine at The Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968 http://www.museum-mm.org/a-young-marine/ http://www.museum-mm.org/a-young-marine/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:56:09 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14465 “I’ve been asked to read the story of a Marine who was in Vietnam, and it tells not only about the terror and confusion and loneliness and all the other emotions — not to mention great fear — one can imagine experiencing over there

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WORLD WAR II PEARL HARBOR ATTACK http://www.museum-mm.org/world-war-ii-pearl-harbor-attack/ http://www.museum-mm.org/world-war-ii-pearl-harbor-attack/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:08:40 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12934 This is a short video about two American P-40 pilots who were able to get off the ground at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Army Celebrated its 241st Birthday http://www.museum-mm.org/army-to-celebrate-its-241st-birthday/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:41:13 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=1458 Army  celebrated  its 241th birthday, Two hundred and forty one years ago, our Nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens

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Josh Wege goes from near death in Afghanistan to new life as softball player http://www.museum-mm.org/josh-wege-new-life-as-softball-player/ http://www.museum-mm.org/josh-wege-new-life-as-softball-player/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:52:25 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14407 On a rocky roadside in Afghanistan, 19-year-old Josh Wege felt the sun staring directly down on him from a cloudless sky. He was groggy, bloody and could sense “all the chaos I was enveloped in”.

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The Graditude Campaign http://www.museum-mm.org/the-graditude-campaign/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-graditude-campaign/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:24:45 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=5271 “ “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington 

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The Insanely Powerful AC-130 http://www.museum-mm.org/the-insanely-powerful-ac-130/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-insanely-powerful-ac-130/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:58:44 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14396 Developed during the Vietnam War as ‘Project Gunship II’, the AC-130 replaced the Douglas AC-47 Spooky, or ‘Gunship I’. The sole operator is the United States Air Force

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Lieutenant Colonel Moore leads 7thCalvary into Ia Drang Valley http://www.museum-mm.org/lieutenant-colonel-moore-leads-7thcalvary-into-ia-drang-valley/ http://www.museum-mm.org/lieutenant-colonel-moore-leads-7thcalvary-into-ia-drang-valley/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:01:44 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11544 Using sixteen Huey Helicopters Moore and his men landed at the landing zone called X-Ray at the base of Chu Pong Mountain in November of 1965

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The Aussie Battle of Long Tan, The Australians won against overwhelming odds http://www.museum-mm.org/the-aussie-battle-of-long-tan/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-aussie-battle-of-long-tan/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:45:38 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14562 During the Vietnam War, 108 Australian soldiers stood against some 1,500 to 2,500 Vietnamese forces near the village of Long Tan. When the battle was over, the Australians lost 18 men, while another 24 were wounded. The Vietnamese, however, may have suffered well over 500 casualties, The Australians won against overwhelming odds

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M-72 LAW http://www.museum-mm.org/m-72-law/ http://www.museum-mm.org/m-72-law/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:27:05 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11489 The M72 LAW Light Anti-Tank Weapon, or LAW Weapons System is a portable one-shot 66 mm unguided anti-tank weapon.

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We Will Remember song by Dwayne O’Brien http://www.museum-mm.org/we-will-remember-song-by-dwayne-obrien-rien-performs-his-song-we-will-rememberrien-performs-his-song-we-will-remembero-by-dwayne-obrien/ http://www.museum-mm.org/we-will-remember-song-by-dwayne-obrien-rien-performs-his-song-we-will-rememberrien-performs-his-song-we-will-remembero-by-dwayne-obrien/#respond Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:14:53 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6853 Country Music recording artist Dwayne O’Brien performs his song ” We will Remember” at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows last December in Las Vegas Nev.

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General Douglas MacArthur http://www.museum-mm.org/general-douglas-macarthur/ http://www.museum-mm.org/general-douglas-macarthur/#respond Sat, 04 Jun 2016 08:39:36 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6260 “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” —Douglas MacArthur

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One less name on the Vietnam Wall in Washington http://www.museum-mm.org/one-less-name-on-the-vietnam-wall-in-washington/ http://www.museum-mm.org/one-less-name-on-the-vietnam-wall-in-washington/#respond Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:23:24 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14326 There are 58,315 names on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. And this is the story of why there’s not one more — a story about a soldier who came about as close to dying as any man alive

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The National World War II Memorial The Meaning of the Memorial http://www.museum-mm.org/the-national-world-war-ii-memorial-the-meaning-of-the-memorial/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-national-world-war-ii-memorial-the-meaning-of-the-memorial/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 10:40:23 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14306 The National World War II Memorial The Meaning of the Memorial led by Tom Hanks. Learn the meaning of the different elements of the Memorial

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John Wayne and an American Tribute to Veterans http://www.museum-mm.org/john-wayne-and-an-american-tribute-to-veterans/ http://www.museum-mm.org/john-wayne-and-an-american-tribute-to-veterans/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 12:11:25 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11911 From movies like The Green Berets, Flying Leathernecks, Sands of Iwo Jima and the epic “The Longest Day”.

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Angel Flights http://www.museum-mm.org/angel-flights/ http://www.museum-mm.org/angel-flights/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 10:29:37 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6861 Angel Flights are the U.S. Air Force planes (C-130’s) used to fly home our Fallen Soldiers.

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Our Marine Infantry Case featuring David Hinds 1966-1968, Vietnam http://www.museum-mm.org/marine-infantry-case/ http://www.museum-mm.org/marine-infantry-case/#respond Tue, 10 May 2016 20:33:30 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14153 It all starts in 1966, when Dave was sent to Boot Camp in San Diego, California, for 8 weeks followed by 4 weeks Infantry Training & mine detecting and removal & 4 weeks weapons training,

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Air Assault Japanese Mainland 1945 U.S. Army Air Forces Educational Documentary http://www.museum-mm.org/air-assault-japanese-mainland/ http://www.museum-mm.org/air-assault-japanese-mainland/#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 18:51:37 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14083 Air Assault Japanese Mainland, take the time to watch this authentic live footage clip of the air assault on the Japanese mainland, just before A-Bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima

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Become a Member of The Naples Museum of Military History http://www.museum-mm.org/become-a-member-of-the-museum-of-military-memorabilia/ http://www.museum-mm.org/become-a-member-of-the-museum-of-military-memorabilia/#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 06:35:22 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?page_id=38 Help us save our Military History, Become a Member of The Naples Museum of Military History   This corporation is organized exclusively for educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any […]

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Edward Vernon Rickenbacker http://www.museum-mm.org/edward-vernon-rickenbacker/ http://www.museum-mm.org/edward-vernon-rickenbacker/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=7561 Edward  Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America’s most successful fighter ace in the war.

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Welcome Home http://www.museum-mm.org/welcome-home/ http://www.museum-mm.org/welcome-home/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:34:31 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6169 “Welcome Home” is a new series which tells the story of Vietnam Veterans, from all branches of the service, in their own words.

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The Prayer A Poem Written by a Scared Young man In The Early hours Before D-Day http://www.museum-mm.org/the-prayer/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:15:11 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=1317 Look, God, I have never spoken to you, But now I want to say “How do You do?”

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The Museum of Military Memorabilia Submarine Case http://www.museum-mm.org/submarine-case/ http://www.museum-mm.org/submarine-case/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:17:42 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13747 Here is where you will find all kinds of memorabilia from Submariners Some were donated by the sailors themselves,Some by family members and some that our President Robert McDonald has collected over the years. along with pictures and descriptive labels.

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Here is a new slide Show of some of displays here at the Museum http://www.museum-mm.org/new-slide-show-of-displays/ http://www.museum-mm.org/new-slide-show-of-displays/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:01:07 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13727 Here is a new Slide Show of some of the many displays here at the Museum of Military Memorabilia, I am presently working on a presentation of the new Museum Annex. That opened up in February in the same Terminal as the Original Museum of Military Memorabilia.

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The Silence now known as Taps http://www.museum-mm.org/silence/ http://www.museum-mm.org/silence/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:34:02 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=4861 The Netherlands American Cemetery and MemorialIn the village of Margraten, about six miles from Maastricht. There lies buried 8,301, American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall winter of 1944-5….

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Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag http://www.museum-mm.org/johnny-cash-and-our-ragged-old-flag/ http://www.museum-mm.org/johnny-cash-and-our-ragged-old-flag/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:17:11 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=11318 Johnny Cash and Our Ragged Old Flag  I stumbled upon this old video. It brought tears to my eyes and I just had to share

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The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was the women’s branch of the United States Army http://www.museum-mm.org/the-womens-army-corps/ http://www.museum-mm.org/the-womens-army-corps/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:32:07 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14367 The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was the women’s branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC on 1 July 1943

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North American P-51 Mustang http://www.museum-mm.org/north-american-p-51-mustang/ http://www.museum-mm.org/north-american-p-51-mustang/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:25:01 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=5411 The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts

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Battle of the Aleutian Islands http://www.museum-mm.org/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands/ http://www.museum-mm.org/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:32:23 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6796 Battle of the Aleutian Islands (June 1942-August 1943) during World War II (1939-45), U.S. troops fought to remove Japanese garrisons established on a pair of U.S.-owned islands west of Alaska

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Col. Owen John Baggett United States Air Force http://www.museum-mm.org/owen-john-baggett/ http://www.museum-mm.org/owen-john-baggett/#respond Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:04:42 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13679 Owen John Baggett enlisted in the Army Air Corps (which was subsumed by the Army Air Forces in February 1942) and graduated from pilot training on July 26, 1942, at the New Columbus Army Flying School.

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70th Anniversary of VJ-Day Celebration http://www.museum-mm.org/70th-anniversary-of-vj-day-celebration/ http://www.museum-mm.org/70th-anniversary-of-vj-day-celebration/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:53:26 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12193 MUSEUM OF MILITARY MEMORABILIA “70th Anniversary of VJ-Day Celebration”

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Museum of Military Memorabilia http://www.museum-mm.org/museum-of-military-memorabilia/ Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:47:28 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=1292 Bob McDonald, was looking for a new location for his growing collection of memorabilia. Then he met Ted Soliday,the Executive Director of the Naples Airport.  

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M1 Carbine http://www.museum-mm.org/m1-carbine/ http://www.museum-mm.org/m1-carbine/#respond Sat, 05 Mar 2016 02:42:22 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13118 The M1 Carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight .30 caliber semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War

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Ted Gundy and Gibbs 1903A4 Sniper Rifle http://www.museum-mm.org/ted-gundy/ http://www.museum-mm.org/ted-gundy/#respond Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:37:18 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=6490 When he arrived in Europe as a replacement, Ted Gundy was handed a sniper rifle because he’d scored the highest in his company during training.

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Student Challenge: How did Vietnam Change our Country? http://www.museum-mm.org/this-year-the-vietnam-veterans-memorial-fund-held-a-memorial-day-student-video-contest-asking-the-question/ http://www.museum-mm.org/this-year-the-vietnam-veterans-memorial-fund-held-a-memorial-day-student-video-contest-asking-the-question/#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:09:38 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14240 Ever Wonder Why Young Soldiers Return Home “Changed” or “Different” After Their Deployment To A War Zone?

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This is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’ http://www.museum-mm.org/this-is-honor/ http://www.museum-mm.org/this-is-honor/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:52:24 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13277 A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

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Operation Starlite: First Battle in Vietnam War http://www.museum-mm.org/operation-starlite/ http://www.museum-mm.org/operation-starlite/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:14:39 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=14630   Date:  Aug 17 1965 to Aug 24 1965 Operation Starlite (also known in Vietnam as Battle of Van Tuong) was the first major offensive regimental size action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War.  A deserter from the Vietcong 1st Regiment informed General Thi of a major build-up of enemy […]

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The Naples Museum of Military History http://www.museum-mm.org/ Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:18:44 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?page_id=340 The Naples Museum of Military History Come visit us at The Naples Museum of Military History. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located in the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the pacific theater in WWII. What […]

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All American Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer http://www.museum-mm.org/all-american-coming-in-on-a-wing-and-a-prayer/ http://www.museum-mm.org/all-american-coming-in-on-a-wing-and-a-prayer/#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:52:27 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=13159 On the first day of  February , 1943, the All American  a B-17F was part of a formation of bombers attacking the German-controlled seaport

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The National Veteran’s Art Museum in Chicago http://www.museum-mm.org/the-national-veterans-art-museum-in-chicagom-in-chicago/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:21:52 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=1497  When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them

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Not many young people know who Audie Murphy was http://www.museum-mm.org/not-many-young-people-know-who-audie-murphy-washo-audie-murphy-washo-audie-murphy-was/ http://www.museum-mm.org/not-many-young-people-know-who-audie-murphy-washo-audie-murphy-washo-audie-murphy-was/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:50:13 +0000 http://www.museum-mm.org/?p=12560 Now to find out that his widow was also most certainly a hero. Truly fantastic. Isn’t it sad the media can tell us all about the BAD that goes on, but ignores the GOOD people. If a movie star or politician stubs their toe we have to hear about it for days!

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