In honor of Armed Forces Day this year, Remington House recently celebrated the 67th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. As part of the event, several of Remington’s World War II veterans displayed some of their wartime memorabilia. One resident even displayed her husband’s Tuskegee Airmen uniform. Out of 39 veterans who live at Remington, 35 of them are WWII vets and had memorabilia to display.
One resident and World War II veteran Maurice Thompson, participated in a recent Honor Flight Conyers day-trip to Washington D.C. After departing from Remington House at 3:45 a.m. to join other participants to depart from the American Legion Post 77, they were met at the airport by other veterans, who along with guardians assisted them in visiting various memorials including World War II, South Korea, Vietnam, the Air Force monument and the Arlington Cemetery. The USO provided dinner after which they went back to airport. After boarding their plane they were given a farewell tribute by the Fire Department which showered the plane with water. Thompson said, “It made him happy to know there is still much patriotism and made him proud to be an American.”
(Pictured) Exhibit organizer Hogan Ivey has been collecting this memorabilia since World War II. He was a Corporal in the Army and is currently a resident at Remington House.
- Of the 39 male residents at the Remington House, 35 are WWII veterans.
- Rations that people had to use during the war for gas, tires, food, meat and sugar.
- The Eighth Armored Division Association honored Dean Rusk.
- WWII Sewing kit, military police arm band, first aid packet US Government Carlisle Model, metals and decorations
- German bayonets
- Shell casings from .50 and .30 caliber rounds that were fired on V-E Day
- WWII K98K Mauser owned by Hogan Ivey, who collected most of the display). It was manufactured in Pilzen Czechoslovakia by the German command but never made it out of the factory before the American Army occupied Czechoslovakia.
- One of the Tuskegee Airmen.
- Group picture of Tuskegee Airmen.
- Military uniforms for Navy, Army, Air Force, and Tuskegee Airmen
- Books on WWII
- List of men in Rockdale killed during WWII: T.J. Chandler, Clyde Cooper, H.V. Granade, J.B. Henry, W.A. Henson, Jr., James W. Leach, Horace J. Jones, John D. Harper, Jr., W.G. McDonald, I.L. Dodgen, L.L. Granade, J.T. Moore, Norman Rice, Roy O’Reagin Jr., Wayne Patrick, J.C. Garner
- Medals earned by William Schlumper
- Exhibit organizer Hogan Ivey has been collecting this memorabilia since WWII. He was a Corporal in the Army and is currently a resident at Remington House.