Rare early camouflage and mementos of an outstanding military career are among the new additions to the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum.
Linda Minichiello is busy curating and preserving a number of interesting artifacts recently received at her Carrabelle domain.
Among the new acquisitions are mementos of Lt. Col. Sam F. Warren, an Apalachicola native who landed on the beach at Normandy during World War II. Among his effects are both Bronze and Silver Stars, as well as the announcement of his marriage to WAC Major Elizabeth Morgenstern in 1947.
A rare uniform has been added to the museumís collection as well.
A camouflage jacket and trousers used briefly by the US Army during World War II and rescued from the dustbin at a Tallahassee home is now prominently displayed in the museumís main hall. The camo was used only briefly because its appearance was too similar to the German uniforms resulting in friendly fire deaths.
Another treasure that Minichiello is preparing for display is a box of old newspapers from Apalachicola and Carrabelle, donated by Pam Shiver.
Also on display now are examples of miniature magazines and letters received by soldiers in combat.
National Museum Day thie Saturday
The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will once again participate in Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day. This is the seventh year the museum has been invited to participate in this event. There will be music and light refreshments. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28.
All are invited to attend this event. If you have been before, come see our changes. If you have never visited, you are in for a rare treat. For more information call 697-8575. Also go to the Smithsonian website and check out not only our museum, but other participants as well.