Cheyenne VA to host WWII living history display

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center will host the 6th Division, 20th Regiment, Company A for the annual “WWII Living History Display,” April 22-24, on the southeast lawn of the Cheyenne VA Medical Center campus. The living history camp is available for the public to tour between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. The VA center is located at 2360 East Pershing Blvd. in Cheyenne.

This exhibit provides an opportunity to see and hear about the military equipment and weapons used during the 1939 – 1945 war. The 6th Division , 20th Regiment, Company A is a local group of historians dedicated to preserving and portraying the history of World War II through a collection of artifacts, public education and historical re-enactments. Throughout the three day period, approximately 350 students from Laramie Country School Districts #1 and #2 will be visiting the historical display. The public is also invited to visit this display.

Visitors to the event walk through a replica World War II bivouac, where a Battalion Medical Station, mess tent, radio shack, officer’s quarters and enlisted pup tents will be on display. Students will learn about the equipment, weapons and uniforms of German soldiers. A portion of the living history display is also dedicated to the “Home Front” where American gas and food ration stamps, and more, are on display.

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