By Fred Whitla
On Saturday March 23rd, MG Club members Ed Rosenquist, Tim and Pat Weeks, Fred and Lisa Whitla and a few family members enjoyed a day out at the Museum of the American G.I. As part of the Museum’s annual Living History Weekend, Saturday’s event was a tribute to World War II. We first met up at the Magnolia Diner for a great breakfast and lively discussion about our cars and military history. We then headed over to the museum about 45 minutes up Highway 6 to College Station, with one MG making the drive.
At the event there was much to see, including many operating vehicles such as Willys Jeeps, various military transport vehicles, tanks and motorcycles. There were many men and women in uniform as well as camp setups showing life as a soldier in WWII.
Demonstrations were given throughout the day, and rides on a tank or a Huey UH-1 helicopter were offered. The day’s climax was a re-enactment of a WWII battle with all the vehicles participating. All in all, it was a great outing and highly recommended if you get the chance to go.