Yesterday, we visited Camp Blanding Museum. The base was constructed in 1940 to train U.S. Army divisions. During WWII, Camp Blanding was the 4th largest in Florida. It operated clinics, hospitals, railroad depot, housing, water, theaters, commissary, and much more.
The museum is made from a WWII barracks. The inside looked nothing like a barrack, so I really don’t know what it looked like during the time it served as one.
Inside the museum were lots of interesting items, like weapons, flags, photos, pin-up girls, uniforms, and even one volunteer who served during D-Day. His name is William Trett and he was 20 years old when the photo he is standing by, was taken. That was two days before D-Day.
Here is an upclose picture of his photo. He said they had to carry 50 pounds of equipment when they jumped. That’s a lot of weight for someone who only weighed 115. LOL
Outside the museum were lots of Army equipment. I really don’t know the names of all of these, I’ll have to get my son to help me later. Anyhoo, here are some fun photos I took.
After walking around for a while, I decided I was plum worn out, so I took flight.
Ahhh, the air was so cool and clear up there.
There is nothing like flying behind a jet. The wind in your hair, the earth down below, the sun up ahead…
I bet some of you didn’t know I could fly. Well, now you know.
That’s my story and I am sticking to it.