Friday, May 18, 2007

North Carolina 4

Hello from North Carolina... AGAIN!
This is my 4th trip down here. Life is like that sometimes. I have been here for a couple of weeks and will be for another 6 weeks. I plan on going home for Memorial Day and hope Billy can come down for a few days after school gets out. So it isn't a horrible situation. I might go home more often, but at $3 a gallon it is hard.

Last weekend one of the guys I am here with invited me to go along to the Special Ops Museum. I have mentioned the place before on this blog, but didn't have my camera along. This time I made sure to take pictures.
This is the building.

The museum has a lot of full size displays.
This one is a C46 cargo plane that was used to transport Paratroopers to their drop zone. There is a trooper in the door ready to go.

The displays cover every historical event that the Special Ops forces have been involved in. This is from the VietNam era.

There are displays for WWII in Europe and Japan along with many other locations. The equipement and mannequins are set up as realistically as possible. Even the "facilities" are included in one display.
Some of the more recently completed displays include Desert Storm and other actions from that area.
This weekend might include some more interesting places. There is a craft fair, an air show, and an Acorn Festival. I am planning on working on some crafts and my tan. Hey, cross stitch on the back patio! What more fun could there be? More later.

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