Cheyenne VA hosts WWII Living History Display

VA 4-19-17

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is hosting the 6th Infantry Division, “WWII Living History Display,” April 19-21, on the southeast lawn of the Cheyenne VA Medical Center campus. The living history camp is available for the public to tour between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

This exhibit provides an opportunity to see and hear about the military equipment and weapons used during the 1939 – 1945 war. The 6th Infantry Division is a local group of historians dedicated to preserve and portray the history of World War II through a collection of artifacts, public education and historical re-enactments. Throughout the three day period, approximately 350 students from Laramie Country School Districts #1 and #2 will be visiting the historical display. The public is also invited to visit this display.

Visitors to the event walk through a replica World War II bivouac, where a Battalion Medical Station, mess tent, radio shack, officer’s quarters, and enlisted pup tents will be on display. Students will learn about the equipment, weapons and uniforms of German soldiers. A portion of the living history display is also dedicated to the “Home Front” where American gas and food ration stamps, and more, are on display.