Cannon Falls Military History Museum

Cannon Falls Military History Museum A free museum owned and operated by Vietnam Veteran, Vince Cockriel, displaying thousands of items from his 40+ years of collecting military items.


Press Release... The Cannon Falls Military History Museum will be open Thursday July 4th, Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th from 10 AM until 2 PM with an extensive display of Spanish American War, Mexican Border War and World War One historic military items. Displays include: The Weapons of War, Women at War, Training Camp, Pioneer Infantry, Cavalry, Air Service, Navy, Marine Corps, Spanish American War and Mexican Border War items. All items are from the associated era with no reproductions or remakes, making every item at least 100 years old.

This display features the largest known private collection of WW1 militaria in Minnesota. Because this collection is so extensive, it is anticipated that the museum will be displaying this era indefinitely, bringing in different artifacts on a regular basis. For all of you history buffs, this is a display that you won't want to miss. It will include items from the Indian Wars through the Occupation Of Germany after WW1. Also, newly added, the largest regional collection of “buffalo soldier” artifacts. Come and learn more about these proud soldiers.

Some of the uniforms of past area veterans on permanent display include those from: George VanDenheuvel, Elwood Clarence Smith, Selmer Aslakson, Herbert Matz, Daniel Thompson, Samuel Ellison, Hoogan Brenna, Fredrick Arnold Perrett, L. H. Kath, Arthur L. Forsberg, Dr. William H. Rumpf and Otto O. Palmer.

Here is a graphics collection of military uniforms, implements, and small arms from around the world compiled by Andrea ...
Andrea Silva

Here is a graphics collection of military uniforms, implements, and small arms from around the world compiled by Andrea Silva... Click the link..... [email protected]/with/36163230322/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[email protected]/with/36163230322/

Explore Andrea Silva's 88 photos on Flickr!

1944 US Army Field Ration C Breakfast B Unit & Accessory Packet Review MRE Taste Test Unboxing

WWll era Field Ration, Type C...

Development began in 1938 with the first rations being field tested in 1940 with wide-scale adoption following soon after. The C-Ration was replaced in 1958 with the Meal Combat Individual (MCI) and although officially a new ration, it was so similar to the old C-Ration that American troops continued to call it "C-Rats" throughout its production life (1958–1980).

A soldier's daily ration was three cans of B (for Bread) units, three cans of M (for Meat) units, and one accessory pack. The rations were shipped and stored in standardized wooden boxes that contained three meals for each of eight men: three M units and three B units per man per day, for a total of 48 cans..

'M' unit components

Meat and noodles
Pork and rice
Franks and beans
Pork and beans
Ham and Lima beans
Chicken and vegetables
Meat and beans
Meat and vegetable stew
Meat and spaghetti
Ham, egg, and potato

'B' unit components

Compressed and premixed cereal (Pillsbury Mills of Minnesota was a major supplier of this component)
Cocoa powder
Hard candies
Candy-coated peanuts or raisins
Powdered coffee
Powdered lemon or orange juice

Now 70 years later, very few 'M' units have survived, but a few 'B' units have. This video shows a 'B' unit and accessory pack being opened for the first time and taste-tested.


Check out what US Soldiers had for breakfast during WW2! And the very first generation accessory packet! Everything is preserved. The C Ration was first prod...


33504 Warsaw Trl
Cannon Falls, MN


(507) 263-3698


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