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Headquarters of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:36:38 PM »
Lads -

Still a "work in Progress," but wanted to share how I transformed the entrance to our BN HQs here at Benning; about 1/3 of the gear displayed came from the veterans of 1-50 Infantry & the 1st Battalion 50th Infantry Association's Historian, Mr. Jim Sheppard - the other 2/3 is from yours truly;

Here the three main display cases before I started setting up the artifacts
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Some WWII-era items, including an original copy of the Unit History of the 50th Armored Infantry in WWII
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Vietnam-era items
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Black VC "pajamas," Vietnam-made Tiger Stripe Boonie & OD Jungle Shirt donated by Dick Guthrie, former CO Commander for B Co 1-50 IN in Vietnam
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Captured VC & NVA items, donated by the veterans of 1-50 IN
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Website for the 1st Battalion 50th Infantry Association:  http://www.ichiban1.org/

Will post more photos in the coming days - hope I pass Smitty's "inspection!" LOL!

And if you're ever near Fort Benning, shoot me a note & please come by!

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Chris

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CHRIS LEWIS
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50th Infantry Regiment // 36th Infantry Regiment

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Re: Headquarters of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 05:49:53 PM »
Hey brother,,,

Awesome exhibits.. You and the boys have done well.. I could take some lessons from you...

Miss you Brother.. Hope all is well with you..

Smitty
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"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

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Re: Headquarters of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 05:59:54 PM »
Thanks brother - hope to be in ELP in September for the VFW Golf Tournament - will let you know once DTGs are firm

ATW!

Chris
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