This page is going to be a work in progress covering our plans for War & Peace in July. We are planning a display that will replicate (as much as we can) the RT Montana team room at FOB 2 in Kontum. We will be recreating RT Montana getting ready for their parachute insertion in 1970.
We will be be replicating a team commo room (with real SOG radio traffic from 1969/70 in the day and 60s/70s music in the evening), team living space (in the tent) as well as having a mannequin outfitted as Mike Sheppard before the parachute jump (with Uzi and CAR 15) alongside him will be a full display of the contents of his webbing and rucksack. We will also have team photographers on hand in period costume to document the event as well as having Vietnamese food for the duration of the event.
We have been sourcing and making all those items that will give life to the display such as ammo crates (made by ourselves) a US Army field tables (again made by ourselves), Coleman light and Stove, C-ration crates and all those items that will give the camp that authentic feel. This page will keep being updated as we get more items made and sourced. The latest addition is the first stages of our camp sign, based on the famous"Green Beret Lounge" sign.
We hadf a dry-run (well in the middle of a storm and 40mm of rain...) and made a large element of our display, the photos below show work in progress.