All of the military vehicles on display at this American military museum are not just operational but restored to look exactly like they did when they came off the assembly line. There are utility vehicles, like the Ford “Seep” and the Cold-War era “MUTT;” half-tracks and an armored car; and even tanks, such as the legendary M4A1 Sherman. And those are just the land-based vehicles. A WWII drone, a patrol boat from the Vietnam War, and a Bell helicopter represent the U.S. military’s air and sea operations, while two Howitzers and an M3 anti-tank gun serve as examples of classic artillery.
Since the museum is dedicated to the G.I. Joes and Janes who used this equipment, each vehicle is accompanied by its own story. It also houses uniforms, medals, and badges of the brave men and women who stepped up and served their country. It also recognizes Texans lost in Vietnam with the award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit, featuring 3,417 dog tags embossed with soldiers’ names, ranks, branches of service, dates of loss, and hometowns. Fascinating propaganda posters from both world wars are displayed in the museum, as well.
As the Greatest Generation fades, the work of the Museum of the American G.I. and others like it will be more important than ever. Visit today and remember the sacrifices made by Americans of each generation who have answered the call to arms.
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