AUSTIN (KXAN) - "Close Assault 1944" is set for Saturday and Sunday, Veterans Day, at Camp Mabry, to honor the service and sacrifice of America's veterans with a focus on the history of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard during World War II.
Show times for the free program are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days.
Now in its sixth year, the event features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American GI in the European Theater of the Second World War, as well as those of his German opponent.
In addition, the two-day event will provide guests the opportunity to witness firing demonstrations of the most famous U.S. and German small arms of World War II, and see exhibits that include:
- radio equipment
- GI baseball gloves
- mess kits
- operational vehicles such as an M4 Sherman Tank, M3 Halftrack and Jeeps.
The event will take place rain or shine and bleachers will be available for seating.
Camp Mabry is open to the public and adults will need to show a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or a military ID to come on post.
More information can be found online at the museum's website.
The Texas Military Forces Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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