Thank you, thank you, thank you for publishing the article about the re-enacting of World War II, to preserve history and honor our veterans, as I made a special trip to Boalsburg at the Military Museum. I was honored to take Cassius Preston, a 95-year-old spared veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.
He lives in Lawrenceville and was visiting here in Morris, reading my Sun-Gazette, and saw your article on B-3, Sunday, May 20 in the Region section. I knew he would love to go but he's too modest to ask for transportation. He doesn't discuss the war because as he puts it, "No one would believe" what happened.
He was given a bullet (empty) as a souvenir, probably like the one which hit his mess kit instead of him in his fox hole. He carried many buddies out, dead, wounded and lived to tell us. German soldiers dressed in hot, wool uniforms (actors) shook his hands. They also did the same to me for bringing him two hours to view the fighting in Normandy where he was stationed, I guess, for two long years.
The museum was authentic and very historic to us, the civilians. It came alive to him! The "Andrew Sisters Tribute Show" ended the day at the pavilion.
I thank you, Cassius thanks you and all the reservists/troops who worked so hard that day, thank you.