Reenactors "crew" USS LST 393
Event Date: Jul 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Omaha Beach 1944: USS LST 393 is crewed by American sailors, Army medics and has on board German prisoners.
Muskegon, July 20, 2019: USS LST 393 is crewed by American sailors, Army medics and has on board German prisoners.
Visitors to the historic World War II warship July 20 will experience a ship with a crew from a different era. Around 20 “reenactors” – history enthusiasts dedicated to portraying authentic uniforms, activities and eager to provide information about their specialty – will be aboard USS LST 393 Veterans Museum all day Saturday, July 20.
“We’ll be there to explain life aboard LST 393,” said Chris Johnson of Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4. “We want to keep history alive and show the importance of what the sailors went through during World War II.”
Reenactors will include officers, sailors, medics, and a contingent of “captured” Kriegsmarine U-boat sailors. They will all be available to talk about the role of the real servicemen who fought in World War II. The sailors will carry authentic blank-firing weapons and may put on a firing demonstration.
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum is located at the Mart Dock on the downtown Muskegon waterfront. Adults can take a self-guided tour of the ship for a $8 donation; students are $5. A large gift shop offers a variety of ship mementos. More information is available at www.lst393.org.