On Sunday, March 19, the men of Company H met for our annual Spring Training event at Fort Atkinson, Nebraska. In attendance were the Sarge, Haz, Cody, Luke, Jon, Jeff, and our new recruit, Tyler. This was the first official event with our new Company H guidon and our new 507th "Jumping Spider" wood sign. We started the day with some WWII style calisthenics followed by some rifle drill and marching. The Sarge unveiled some clever new 507th cadences which had the boys smiling! Next up we covered some important administrative topics to keep the group moving forward in the right direction. Private Paul then gave the squad a rather difficult quiz on World War II history, followed by Corporal Hazard administering a quiz and lecture on the trusty ole' M1911. "Doc" Williams gave an excellent refresher course on real life medical emergencies, including how to spot them an what to do in certain scenarios. We then downed a few K Rations during a quick lunchtime break. After that the gloves, bats and balls came out as we held our first annual baseball day. We all had a unit game of catch and then actually started playing some ball. Cpl. Hazard and Pfc. Hinz were the big hitters both having a few long balls but everyone had a few nice hits. It was so much fun to run around the imaginary bases on the old fort's parade ground! The weather was absolutely wonderful with sunny skies and temps hitting the upper 60's. We followed up the baseball game with a little unit song time and a hearty rendition of 'Blood Upon the Risers'. Our final course was on platoon movements and formations in the field. It was a memorable day for the unit and a really strong way to kick off the 2017 reenacting season!
Read all about the great events that the World War 2 Guys take part in throughout the year.