October 2010 saw the first of another time period event for the HFWC. We held our first Veteran's Recognition and World War 2 event.

Vet's Symposium

The Veteran's Symposium. It was held each day with different participants on each day. Thanks, Gents, for sharing your stories with us!!!

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Vets from Tuskegee

Two Veterans join us for the recognition and celebration. Know their name? Let us know so we can identify them!

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Visitors Visit Vets

Visitors get to see displays veterans made of their experiences. Here, George Koskimaki shares his display.

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Swearing In

Two recruits came down and took their oath to serve in the US Army. They were surrounded and supported by Veterans, active service members, Boy Scouts and our visitors. This is a first in many years to have the oath administered at Fort Wayne!

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Council Member Addresses New Soldiers

The newly sworn in recruits and assembled crowd were addressed by City Council Member Andre Spivey. We thank him for his attendance and recognition of the Fort and our service members!

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Modern learns old ways

A US Army member gets a "blast in the past" by holding a Tommy Gun, a favorite of members of the 101st Airborne in WW2.

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Static Displays

A temporary musuem was set up in the Barracks. We owe thanks to the individual presenters as well as the Detroit Historical Society for the displays.

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Weapon Care

Field maintainence is a regular part of caring for US Army weapons.

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War Photographer

A US Army War Photographer.

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50 caliber

A press member is escorted around the site in a jeep by HFWC chair Tom Berlucchi and City of Detroit Staff member Scott Brinkmann, manning the .30 caliber machine gun.

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Interaction with historians

Spectators get to visit with a re-enactor after the battle. They get a close up look at expended ammuniton.

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Vet and Reenactor

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Visitors sit in jeep

Guests get to expereince life up close by sitting in a restored Jeep.

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Behind the Scens

A look at HFWC life "behind the scenes." To make the Veteran's dinner possible, our grill was quite busy!

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Tours at Sally Port

Guided tours are always a part of our events. Here is a beautiful shot of Dave Jamroz giving a tour in the entrance of the Sally Port.

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The other side of this tour. Dave explains the use of the double doors in the Sally Port.

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Indoor Tour

Tours don't just happen outside. Here Dave teaches about the mess hall in the Barracks.

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Viewing Battle

Guests wait to see the Tactical Demonstration. Opening comments are made by HFWC chairman, Tom Berlucchi.

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