Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society June Meeting

Larry Spialek & Scott Thompson will give a presentation on WWII reenacting at the June 14th meeting of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society.  Larry & Scott are members of a living history group that gathers to reenact moments from World War II at various locations through out the Midwest.
Larry's presentation will focus on the uniform, weapons & gear carried by a typical G.I. in 1944.  He covers infantry, tank & medic duties.  Larry has always been interested in history and has been a part of a reenactment group for about 15 years.  He had a mentor & fan in his father, a WWII veteran that enjoyed assisting whenever he could.

Scott portrays a Panzer-Grenadier of the German army.  He explains the gear, uniform & accessories of the German army.  He is also his units cook and has published a book on German field kitchens.

The meeting begins at 7:00 PM at our research center, 719 N 11th St., Pekin and is open to the public.  The building in handicap accessible with ample parking.  Would love to have many veterans in attendance!

For more information visit our website www.tcghs.org or contact TCGHS at 477-3044 or tcghs@tcghs.org

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