Why just read about history when
you can live it?
We are a World War II reenacting group, part of the
Western Military Historical Society
(WMHS) and the
Northwest Historical Association (NWHA). We
reenact the American soldiers of C Company 1/16th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry
In addition to being great fun, reenacting is also a great
learning experience. Rather than just reading about uniforms, small unit battle
tactics, and the life of a WWII GI, you actually get to experience a little of
what it was like. For the purpose of displays, parades, full scale war-gaming or
reenacting, we choose to portray a WWII line infantry platoon of the U.S. Army's
1st Infantry Division, better know as "The Big Red One." Our goal is to educate
the public in the importance of World War II history and to sponsor the growth
and development of reenacting as a highly rewarding and educational hobby. We
regularly participate in “living history” public displays and battles, and also
private tactical battles.
The primary goal of our unit is to study, understand, and to the extent
possible relive history through the eyes of a WWII American infantry soldier.
We do this by collecting, wearing, and carrying the uniforms, equipment,
insignia and weapons that these soldiers used during this conflict. We strive to accurately and
authentically portray the average G.I. or "dog face" soldier to the best of our
To do any less would not properly honor the brave men who fought
and died wearing these uniforms.