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USS Banner APA-60 Display

USS Banner APA-60 Display

USS Banner loaded cargo and passengers and got underway from the west coast 30 October 1944, putting into Milne Bay, New Guinea, 17 November. Until 30 December 1944 she carried passengers and cargo between Humboldt Bay, Hollandia, and Cape Sansapor, New Guinea. On the 30th she departed Cape Sansapor in company with TG 78.5 enroute to Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

155 mm MLE 1918 Howitzer

155 mm MLE 1918 Howitzer

MLE 1918 155mm Howitzer is the U.S. version of the French 1917 howitzer commonly referred to as a Schneider. This is the same type of gun that fired the last artillery round in World War I.

`African American Military Heritage Display

`African American Military Heritage Display

The Military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts.

The Purple Heart Display

The Purple Heart Display

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington – then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. 

Prisoners of War Display

Prisoners of War Display

A Prisoner of War (POW, PoW, PW, P/W, WP, PsW, enemy prisoner of war (EPW) or "missing-captured") is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict. The earliest recorded usage of the phrase is dated 1660.

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