Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Unit Work Party, Waterbury Connecticut, 8/22/2010

The unit got together for a pre-Odessa work party in Waterbury, CT. We accomplished several important tasks including maintenance of the Pak 184(r) anti-tank gun, routine maintenance on the unit's large trailer, and got the Oberleutnant's new motorcycle up and running. We had a great turn-out and the motorpool is ready to deploy at Odessa, an important national-level event...one of the few where we can deploy as truly motorized infantry. As an added bonus we used scrap metal from Russian anti-tank shells (modified for use as blank rounds in the Pak 184(r) to produce divisional cap emblems...just as the original members of 3. Panzergrenadier Division are documented to have done.

Greg repairing brakes on the unit's large trailer

Chris S. also putting in hours on the trailer

Cleaning and testing the operation of the Pak 184(r)

The Speiss dutifully shaping cap insignia out of scrapped anti-tank shells

Chris P. is a model of production (note the completed insignia on the bench)

Shaping more scrap metal for insignia

Pausing for lunch before the evening's assault on Home Town Buffet