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West Point Museum : History of the US Army

Second Floor
"History of U.S. Army" Gallery
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This gallery is dedicated to the history of the U.S. Army and its contributions to the growth of the Nation. Here are exhibits on the opening of the Frontier, the Buffalo Soldiers, the construction of the Panama Canal, the secret "Manhattan Project" that built the atom bomb, U.S. Army aviation from balloons to space exploration, and the Gulf War of 1991 (Desert Storm).
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 A Civil War surgeon kit
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 Medals awarded to George W.
Goethals (USMA 1880) for
completing the Panama Canal
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 A can crushed by the shock
wave of an atomic test
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 Portrait of Ed White (USMA 1952)
and Michael Collins (USMA 1952)
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 A 19th century Altazimuth
telescope

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Cadet drawing of the Locks

on the Erie Canal

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World War II Medic helmet

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Frank Borman's (USMA 1950)

Flight suit jacket