First Division Museum

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Wheaton, IL  ·  We are a military history museum, located in the suburbs of Chicago, dedicated to the history of the First Infantry Division.
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The exhibit will include an array of artifacts collected by 1ID units and individuals during service in Vietnam. A significant portion of those objects will be on display in a representation of the division’s in-country museum where visitors will experience how soldiers would learn about the threats they would face in Vietnam.

The exhibit will include an array of artifacts collected by 1ID units and individuals during service in Vietnam. A significant portion of those objects will be on display in a representation of the division’s in-country museum where visitors will experience how soldiers would learn about the threats they would face in Vietnam.

First Division Museum at Cantigny

First Division Museum at Cantigny

2d Lt. Hibbs was in command of a 15-man ambush patrol of the 2d Battalion, when his unit observed a company of Viet Cong advancing along the road toward the 2d Battalion's position. Informing his command post by radio of the impending attack, he prepared his men for the oncoming Viet Cong, emplaced 2 mines in their path and, when the insurgents were within 20 feet of the patrol's position, he fired the 2 antipersonnel mines, wounding or killing half of the enemy company.

2d Lt. Hibbs was in command of a 15-man ambush patrol of the 2d Battalion, when his unit observed a company of Viet Cong advancing along the road toward the 2d Battalion's position. Informing his command post by radio of the impending attack, he prepared his men for the oncoming Viet Cong, emplaced 2 mines in their path and, when the insurgents were within 20 feet of the patrol's position, he fired the 2 antipersonnel mines, wounding or killing half of the enemy company.

Dogface Charlie: Soldiers' Recollections of Vietnam and the Big Red One by Tom Mercer

Dogface Charlie: Soldiers' Recollections of Vietnam and the Big Red One by Tom Mercer

Danger Dragoons

Danger Dragoons

Ask Us Anything: How much gas does a tank use?

Public Programs Manager, and former Infantry Division Tank Commander, JD Kammes has the answers on .

Ask Us Anything - World War II Interviews

In this episode of “Ask Us Anything” we will meet Research Historian, Andrew Woods, from the McCormick Research Center. Andrew will be telling us about the m.

Ask Us Anything: Smallest Artifact?

Ask Us Anything: Smallest Artifact?

Happy Holidays from the staff at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

Happy Holidays from the staff of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park! This year, we are sharing the preparation of our military-themed tree in the lob.

Pfc. Kyle Hockenberry: Wounded Big Red One Soldier continues to serve Army family... 'for those i love, i will sacrifice'

Kyle Hockenberry: Wounded Big Red One Soldier continues to serve Army family. 'for those i love, i will sacrifice'

The First Division Museum at Military historian and Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny will discuss today’s anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle of World War II and how it helped shape modern military.

The First Division Museum at Military historian and Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny will discuss today’s anniversary of the start.

We are decking the halls! Come see our #BigRedOne tree in our lobby.

We are decking the halls! Come see our tree in our lobby.

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

Battle of the Bulge LEGO Display at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL

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