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Staff file photo / Justin Koenig, center, and James Decker, left, load a 1917 Browning machine gun mounted to a M3A1 scout car with blanks for a firing demonstration as Jonathan Martin, right, and Malachi Salas stand nearby at the 6th Cavalry Museum's 6th annual Remembering Our Heroes event on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Visitors can immerse themselves in years past when the 6th Cavalry Museum holds its Living History Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

In addition to touring the museum, visitors can view a number of World War II living-history displays and talk with re- enactors on the polo field outside the museum.

Here's what's in store:

* An exhibit from the Tri-State Military Vehicle Preservation Association.

If you go

› What: Remembering Our Heroes Living History Day

› Where: Sixth Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

› When: 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

› Admission: Free

› For more information: 706-861-2860

* Molly Sampson, head of the 1st Women Army Corps Living History Group, portrays life at the WAC Center. Sampson will teach what a WAC trainee experienced as well as the history of the Women's Army Corps.

* Ross Greenwood and JR the pack mule will portray a WWII Army mule packer. Mules and other animals played very important roles in war, and Greenwood and JR will educate guests on these heroic animals forgotten by history.

* Karen Barkley will portray an American nurse on the front line in Europe during WWII. Barkley will discuss battlefield care of the sick and wounded. Her display includes uniforms, photos, medications and many pieces of original surgical instruments.

* Joe Barkley will portray a staff sergeant of the 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. Barkley's display includes uniforms, helmets, weapons and equipment of the Americans and Germans. He will discuss the role of paratroopers on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

* German re-enactors.

* View a tank restoration underway at the 6th Cavalry Museum.

 

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