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Author Archives: Lisa Sharik

1940s Fundraiser Dinner Dance

We are back for our 11th year. It is time again for the annual Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation WWII themed Sweetheart Dinner Dance. The event will take place at the museum on February 12, 2022 starting at 6:30 pm. … Continue reading

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Captain Allen S Anderson Letters

We recently received a donation of four letters written by Captain Allen S. Anderson who served with the 31st Texas Cavalry, Confederate States of America in 1862. Transcriptions of al 4 letters are available here: https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.89.79/385.ede.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Anderson-letter-transcriptions.pdf Allen Anderson was born … Continue reading

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Roswell K. Doughty WWII Memoirs

Major Doughty served with the 36th Infantry Division from 1942 through 1945. His memoirs provide an unique perspective into the command structure of the 36th Infantry Division and the lives of its soldiers. This document was made available by the … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL TOURS

The museum has begun to add virtual tours to our website. Visit the page here:

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A Cobra in Texas: Fangs from Above

By Chris Paulos, museum volunteer In Austin, Texas, a fearsome snake waits for you to walk within striking distance. It’s not a common Texas rattlesnake. This snake is an AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunship, and it waits for visitors to come … Continue reading

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A Pioneering Aircraft: Bringing Brains and Brawn Together in the F-86 D

A Pioneering Aircraft: Bringing Brains and Brawn Together in the F-86 D By Christopher Paulos, MA One of the less well known, but most pioneering in design of the aircraft preserved at Camp Mabry, in Austin, Texas, is the North … Continue reading

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36th Infantry Division WWII Database

At the end of WWII the 36th Infantry Division compiled a roster of the names of the men who served with the Division during the war. These cards made their way to Camp Mabry, in Austin after the war and … Continue reading

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Finding WWII Map Coordinates

It is possible to use a site I call the coordinates translator to find WWII map coordinates in Europe on a modern map. It takes a bit of work, but it can be a very useful tool: http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-translator.php You need … Continue reading

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Morning Reports:

When the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis caught fire in 1973 the destruction of 80% of all Army and Army Air Corps personnel records from 1912-1964 was a huge blow. People looking to research their relatives service are … Continue reading

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Close Assault 1968

Our Close Assault program this spring will honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans… many of whom joined the Guard after their regular Army service. Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day with this back at the Vietnam War. Close Assault 1968 … Continue reading

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