Monday, October 24, 2011

Adding Your Voice to the Infantry Story | National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Columbus, GA Georgia

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center stands as a lasting tribute to the legacy of the United States Army Infantryman. The NIMSC features opportunities for education and recreation unlike anywhere else, including world-class galleries, living history programs, combat simulator games, and the region's only true IMAX 3D Experience!

Mr. White meeting COL (Ret.) Greg Camp,
Executive VP of the National Infantry Foundation
More importantly, however, this is a museum of people. Our exhibits feature the personal stories of men who volunteered to serve their country in a time of war – men like Gerald White, who recently visited the National Infantry Museum with his family.

Pvt. 1st Class White was an 81 MM mortarman in World War II, assigned to the Weapons Platoon of M Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. His photograph as well as a V-Letter to his parents dated 4/22/45 are on display in our "World At War" Gallery.

Mr. White with SFC Tillotson & SSG Walker,
active duty Soldiers who were just visiting the
NIMSC and stopped to thank Mr. White for
his service over 60 years ago
The National Infantry Foundation thanks all veterans for their dedication to our nation and the sacrifices they have made to protect liberty. In addition to our great artifact displays, our volunteer staff contains many combat veterans from WWII to the present; their experiences add to the richness of a trip to the National Infantry Museum.

There are many ways you can contribute your voice to our story:
  • VOLUNTEER at the National Infantry Museum, providing guidance and insight to visitors from all over the world
  • DEDICATE a Paver on Heritage Walk, memorializing a loved one as a permanent part of the facility by purchasing an engraved granite paver
  • DONATE funds or artifacts to the museum; this facility relies on your direct support for all operating costs
  • SHARE your stories with us by commenting below and following us on Facebook & Twitter. If you email us your words/photos, your story can also be featured on this blog!

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The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA | 706.685.5800

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