July 12, 2017

Mabry Mixer - When I Turned Nineteen - A Vietnam War Memoir

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Author and Vietnam Veteran, Glenn Haynie will discuss his experiences as a 19-year old soldier in Vietnam. He will also sign copies of his book, When I Turned Nineteen - A Vietnam War Memoir. Haynie served twenty years in the U.S. Army, retiring March 1, 1989. During his career, he served in the Infantry and later as a Drill Instructor, a First Sergeant, and an Instructor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA). He was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantry Badge, CIB, while serving in Vietnam.

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July 15, 2017

Hands on History

6 pm to 9 pm

Come see and handle some of the most famous weapons in military history. The Texas Military forces Museum will be opening its gun vault up for one night- July 16, 2016 from 6pm to 9 pm.

Climb inside a M4A3 Sherman tank, a German Hetzer, WWII and post war era jeeps, a Kiowa and Raven helicopter, US and German halftracks and M113 and more.

Weapons from the Civil War through the War on Terror will be available to touch and pick up. This includes all the standard infantry weapons and anti-tank weapons: items like the M1863 Springfield, Krag-Jorgenson, Japanese type 99, BAR, German MP 40, Russian AK-47’s, M1-D sniper rifle, and many, many more. Uniformed reenactors will also be available to discuss the history of each weapon.

Tickets are $5 at the door (children under 6 are free) – All money benefits the Texas Military Forces Museum and its programs. Cash or credit card accepted

Snacks, soda, and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

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Coming this Fall


Date and time TBD

Learn how the French and Italian wine industry protected their vineyards and wines during WWII and the German occupation; how soldiers from the 36th Infantry Division liberated their vineyards and villages; and taste some of the wines that those liberated vineyards still produce today. In addition to the history we will have a Sommelier share the history of the wines, lead us in a tasting, and celebrate a toast to the 36th Infantry Division.

soldier drinking wine
Photo by Chris Hunt

Photo by Chris Hunt

November 11-12

Veteran’s Day Close Assault 1944 – WWII Living History and Reenactment

Education program and Reenactment at 11 am and 2 pm each day

Museum open 9 am to 5 pm