We are now a transportation unit! 8th Group, 512 Transportation Company. With the completion of our Gun Truck “Business As Usual” and the modification of several of the teams personal military vehicles we now have enough equipment to field a representation of a convoy in Vietnam. Visit this link to see more on the truck. When you couple this with the UH-1H we also crew we have now developed a truly kick-ass living history presentation. The big thing now is we need more members!
It takes a minimum of 4 to crew the chopper. I would be good to have at least six troops on the deck! We need 4 to crew the gun truck, three to crew the escort jeep, two to crew the cargo truck. Do you see where I am going with this? We need recruits! Dedicated people to display all this equipment!
Are you interested in presenting an accurate portrayal of Vietnam history? Do you like working with military trucks, jeeps and helicopters? Then this is the place to be! Contact me, David Brubaker at email@example.com
The Kansas Museum of Military History
A United States Army Certified Military Museum
A not for profit Institution
135 South Highway 77
Augusta, Kansas 67010
The purpose of this unit is to portray the military personnel of the Vietnam War to the benefit and promotion of the Kansas Museum of Military History. Members of this group are made up of volunteers and museum members. Anybody interested in participating and is willing to commit tp supporting historical accuracy are welcome. To honor the veterans, our authenticity in uniforms and equipment standards will be of the highest standard both in the field and in the barracks. These standards are not meant to deter prospective members, but to outline the expectations that we have of our membership. Only by creating and maintaining such high standards in uniform, equipment, and attitude can we respectfully represent the veterans of this conflict.
This mission is accomplished by organizing displays of personnel, equipment and presenting lifestyle and history of the military in Vietnam. We have focused on one unit, but incorporate members presenting information about the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Our team can be found out with the public, at Veteran’s events, parades and other public venues promoting the interests and missions of the Kansas Museum of Military History. By setting up our encampment and inviting the public to experience and explore we hope to educate them about what it was like for the troops.
We are part of the Kansas Museum of Military History, not a separate entity, with members of the museum board of directors participating with the group. Helping with the presentation of th museum’s Vietnam era UH-1H Helicopter, tail number 65-9700 and the increadibly accurate reproduction of a Vietnam convoy gun truck named “Business As Usual”.
The Last Patrol is accepting recruits. Be sure to check the unit bylaws and reference information to get an idea of what it takes to become a trooper for The Last Patrol!
Do not forget to check the recent post to see what the unit has been up to lately.