Army opens living history exhibit at Pentagon

By J.D. LeipoldDecember 15, 2008

More than 400 artifacts are on display at the "U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit -- A Living History" that opened Dec. 15.
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World War I signal pigeon "President Wilson" served with the Tank Corps at St. Mihiel, France where it carried critical messages identifying the location of enemy machine-gun positions that were blocking the American advance. The pigeon is part of the "U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit -- A Living History" that opened Dec. 15.
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A compass belonging to Dr. Bodo Otto is on display as part of the Army Pentagon exhibit that opened Dec. 15. Dr. Otto served as senior surgeon to Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge, Pa., and established a system for mass inoculation of Soldiers against smallpox.
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Some 80 pieces of original artwork are on display at the new U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit -- A Living History that chronicles the story of the American Soldier since the Army's birth on June 14, 1775.
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Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. opened the U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit - A Living History" Dec. 15. The exhibit features more than 400 historical artifacts, some 80 pieces of original artwork and hundreds of photographs and films that tell the history of the American Soldier since the Army's birth on June 14, 1775.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. opened the U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit - A Living History" Dec. 15. The exhibit features more than 400 historical artifacts, some 80 pieces of original artwork and hundreds of photographs and films that tell the history of the American Soldier since the Army's birth on June 14, 1775. (Photo Credit: J.D. Leipold) VIEW ORIGINAL