MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY
...celebrating over two centuries of its remarkable contributions...
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UMMC was a magical place created under unique circumstances. Everyone affiliated with UMMC can't help but to have come away from the experience uniquely tied to a special group unlike any other.
Circe Olson Woessner, Bavarian Creme: Memories of Munich Campus
Defining The US Army Family:
"The Army family includes current and former Soldiers, families that are now or have been associated with the Army, and Department of Army personnel who provide support to Soldier and their families.
The Army Family includes Soldiers on active duty, the Army National Guard, the Army Reserve, and their immediate and extensive families. Retirees, Veterans, and the survivors of Fallen Soldiers are also Family members. The Family is supported in many ways by those who are asked to attend to the needs of families of deployed Soldiers, and those who provide education, medical, and other special needs."
Placard in the National Infantry Museum’s
Family Gallery, Columbus, GA
“We still get a thrill from starting at a school that was on top of a movie theater and a commissary, and from being in a community of young, beautiful people. Munich and beer in the summer…cobblestones beneath our feet as we made our modern way through an old, old city.”
Pat Hamilton & Debra Cole, UMMC Alums
“During the war was in the following battles: Arkansas past—was in the fleet when it went to Vicksburg from start to finish and then went to Jackson, MS. Also in the battle of Hains’ Bluffs. After returning to Vicksburg-to Jackson, MS, was taken sick and sent to Overton Hospital at Memphis, TN. After three days, by order of the physician, was sent to Lawson Hospital in St. Louis, MO. This was in October 1863.
In March by reason of disability (March 1864) was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps. When General Lee made his raid on Washington, the governor sent them to help defend the capital. [Was] there three months.
Was again sent to arsenal in Rock Island, IL. On the way, there was a railroad collision in which I was badly bruised. On the way from Vicksburg to Jackson, passing by Jeff Davis plantation, I killed and roasted a pig in Jeff Davis yard.”
From the notes of Jesse Stewart, 1839-1917, 30th Regiment of Iowa Infantry G Company
"We're moving again...to a three bedroom place on post. I whined and begged and the powers that be granted us a three bedroom with central air and glass windows! Our last place had one window air conditioner and plastic wrap on the windows."
Army Wife in Fort Buchanan, PR 1996
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My dad served in Viet Nam from 66-67. When he left my mom was 6 months pregnant. When my brother was born the Red Cross informed Dad that he was the father of another baby girl; Mom sent photographic proof that Dad had a male heir. Scott was 9 months old the first time Dad saw him.
Robin Scheafnocker, Army brat
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