National Infantry Museum to honor soldiers

December 3, 2008 – 5:23 pm

Carteret County News-Times reports on the National Infantry Museum currently in construction:

As a U.S. Army Infantryman and Ranger in the Iraq War, [Sgt. Jeremy] Feldbusch nearly lost an eye when shrapnel entered his brain.

Now back home in Pennsylvania, completely blind at 28, and cared for by his father, Feldbusch is not able to see the new National Infantry Museum built to honor him and the thousands like him throughout history. Nonetheless, as he celebrates this holiday season safe with his family, he is elated that the day of formally acknowledging the Infantryman with a world-class facility has finally come.

Opening March 20, 2009, in Columbus, Ga., the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park is the first site of its kind to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. The museum will take visitors on an immersive, interactive journey through every war fought by the U.S. over the Infantry’s 233-year history — from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The National Infantry Foundation, led by Maj. Gen. Jerry A. White, is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to plan, build and operate the new National Infantry Museum. White says a tribute to the Infantryman of this caliber is long overdue.

The museum will feature galleries and exhibits highlighting the infantry experience, and willhouse a 300-seat IMAX theater, the first in the Columbus region for Georgia.

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