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    August 19, 2017, Saturday, at 9am National Airborne Day Celebrating the 77th year...
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    August 2017

    August 19, 2017, Saturday, at 9am National Airborne Day

    Celebrating the 77th year of the first jump by the Test Platoon and the sixteenth anniversary of the museum

    The Army has opened a new exhibit that will be displayed through 31 July. It is called “Before They Were Airborne: The 82d Division in World War I. Come see this unique exhibit. On display are CPT Henry Lee Jewett Williams’ uniform, the first 82d soldier to be killed in action, June 9, 1918. In addition, SGT Alvin York’s uniform will be on display. These items are on loan from the 82d War Memorial Museum on Fort Bragg. This is the first time these uniforms have been available for the public to view.

    One of the biggest things in 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the 82D Airborne Division. Listen to the All American Legacy Podcast here!


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      August 2017, Monthly Feature
    Men of 325 Infantry, 82D Division, July 1918 France

    Men of Co. B, 2D Plt, 325 Inf. 82D Div. in front line trench, Belgrade, France. July 1, 1918

    A Special Temporary Exhibit has landed at the ASOM courtesy of the 82d War Memorial Museum and will be on display through 31 July 2017.

    “Before They Were Airborne” The 82d Division in World War I is a unique look at the history of the division on the 82D’s 100th anniversary.

    Some of the artifacts displayed include a uniform worn by Capt. Henry Lee Jewett Williams, the first 82d Soldier killed in action June 9, 1918. In addition, Alvin York’s uniform that he received from the Tennessee Volunteer Service, making him an honorary Colonel after his discharge, is also on display. This is the first time these two uniforms have been available for the public to view.

     

     


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    Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
    100 Bragg Blvd.
    Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
    (910) 643-2778
    info@asomf.org
    Museum Hours
    Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
    Sunday 12pm-5pm
    Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays
    Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day

    The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation supports the museum with marketing, advertising and financial support for its programs and exhibits. Opening the doors on August 16th, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original United States Army’s Test Platoon’s first parachute jump, the museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, video theater and a motion simulator ride. It is located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville on the corner of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, adjacent to the city’s Freedom Memorial Park and the recently built North Carolina Veteran’s Park. The main gallery is designed as a self-guiding tour, in chronological order, through the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes throughout the year and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army, airborne and special operation units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present. For a nominal fee visitors can ride the 24 seat motion simulator. Find our privacy policy here.

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