EMSA veterans help World War II vet tour local museum

Posted on: 12:49 pm, November 11, 2013, by , updated on: 03:13pm, November 11, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A World War II veteran who fought in the Philippines  was able to get his first look at a local military museum, thanks to a special escort.

George Vaclavek was stationed in the Philippines with the 757 Field Artillery unit from 1944 to 1946.

He was responsible for manning the 155 Howitzer.

Since serving in World War II, Vaclavek has not had the chance to see the artillery that was his responsibility to man.emsa vet

The 45th Infantry Division Museum has one of the nation’s largest collections of military firearms and several World War II artifacts, including the Howitzer.

On Monday, a group of EMSA medics drove the 87-year-old to the museum for a special tour of the facility.

However, it wasn’t just any random group of medics that took him on the trip.

Brian Bottom, Mike Cain and Jim Winham were selected because they all served in the military as well.