Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Annual Veterans Day Display at the Niles Public Library

This year’s Veterans Day Exhibit includes uniforms recreated to match the uniforms of the World War II Veterans Bette Horstman, a Physical -Therapist and 1st Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps in Saipan and Harold Horstman, an Army Staff Sergeant in Europe with the  103rd AAA AW Battalion, Battery C. The Horstmans are the latest interviewees for the Veterans History Project at the Niles Public Library.
 The library again acknowledges the informed generosity of Niles resident Chris Reuscher who has shared the uniforms and accurate insignia from his extensive collection, detailed at http://www.usww2uniforms.com/index.html. Chris also provided the informative captions.

In addition this year's exhibit includes two models in the foreground, a U.S. Corsair and a German Messerschmitt Bf 109, both expertly built by Bill Griggs and kindly loaned for
 exhibition by Greg Bosak of Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies, 6078 Northwest Highway, Chicago, 773-775-4848.

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