Thursday, June 20, 2013

Battle of Mogadishu Special Operations Museum Display

                I just had a conversation with some folks representing the Special Operations Museum here in Fayetteville. They are putting together a very involved display on the Battle of Mogadishu.  They were here specifically to ask if they could display (and give us some PSA exposure) the shot up door Dan Schilling donated to our Combat Control museum here.  In the course of the conversation, they mentioned the majority of their information was coming from the Army (Ranger) side.  They were very interested in getting information/artifacts from the AF ST side of the house, both controllers and PJ's, and asked how they might get the word out and get in touch with some of our folks who were there or involved in some way.  I immediately thought of our "net" and thought I would write you to see if you could think of the best ways to spread the word.  Mr. Bartlinski, in the cc line, is the director of the museum. 
Thanks for any and all ideas and help,
Dan Kaster
Mr. Kaster,

                I very much appreciated you helping to get the word out about our Mogadishu exhibit.  As Dr. Suarez and I told you in our meeting, the exhibit will open on the 20th anniversary of the battle 3 Oct 13.  We are looking for artifacts from the battle, as well as interviews with veterans from the battle.  The interviews will be used in a 15 to 20 minute film our Visual Information Division on Bragg is creating for the exhibit.  The film will be shown in our museum theater as an intro to the exhibit.  Thank you again for your support.
                Jim Bartlinski
                U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum
                Fayetteville, NC 28301

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