New Silversides exhibit honors Michigan heroes of WWII
David Moore July 3, 2014 | WGVU
USS Silversides Museum is hosting a new exhibit starting this Sunday. It focuses
on World War II in Europe and on two Michigan men who served in the heat of that
natives Joseph Beyrle and Robert M miller saw a lot of combat in the army in WWII.They’re both honored in the exhibit. Miller was
with the Army Corps of Engineers, while Beyrle one was a paratrooper who twice
escaped from German captivity.
Executive Director Russell Gallas says the exhibit will allow visitors to get
up close and personal with WWII including “A barracks of a German stalag.It’s a replica that was painstakingly
researched and rebuilt.They will see
what lifestyle was like.They will see
lots of artifacts from both Mr. Miller and Mr. Beyrle.
exhibit opens Sunday at1 p.m. in the parking lot of the museum on Bluff street
on the channel.And admission to the
museum is free all day long.
part of the Here’s to the Heroes” event in downtown Muskegon.
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