American Military Museum

American Military Museum American & Foreign Military Exhibits. The largest inter-service collection in the Western States. Over 170 pieces of military equipment on display.

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Operating as usual

The next vehicle going to the shop is going to be our little Sherman the M4 a3r we're going to be cleaning this up and w...
11/15/2021

The next vehicle going to the shop is going to be our little Sherman the M4 a3r we're going to be cleaning this up and we're going to be taken to the Ronald Reagan Library for a six months display so you want to clean it up real nice and put some nice paint on it and put some markings on it so what's our next next assignment also I can use someone to act as a supervisor that can work with people I had a bunch of volunteers come or actually Court volunteers come in and they were here the whole day and I was really tuckered out I still haven't fully recovered so if somebody can help as a supervisor just going to keep track of people that we absolutely wonderful okay thanks

The next vehicle going to the shop is going to be our little Sherman the M4 a3r we're going to be cleaning this up and we're going to be taken to the Ronald Reagan Library for a six months display so you want to clean it up real nice and put some nice paint on it and put some markings on it so what's our next next assignment also I can use someone to act as a supervisor that can work with people I had a bunch of volunteers come or actually Court volunteers come in and they were here the whole day and I was really tuckered out I still haven't fully recovered so if somebody can help as a supervisor just going to keep track of people that we absolutely wonderful okay thanks

Today at the Museum there is no fee to come in cuz today is not the time to be collecting for Veterans Day everybody els...
11/11/2021

Today at the Museum there is no fee to come in cuz today is not the time to be collecting for Veterans Day everybody else have a nice Veterans Day thank you

Today at the Museum there is no fee to come in cuz today is not the time to be collecting for Veterans Day everybody else have a nice Veterans Day thank you

our  Museum will be open for Veterans Day, veterans or current service are our guests for free to visit our Museum thank...
11/08/2021

our Museum will be open for Veterans Day, veterans or current service are our guests for free to visit our Museum
thank you

our Museum will be open for Veterans Day, veterans or current service are our guests for free to visit our Museum
thank you

We cleaned up one of our World War II Jeeps for an exciting display that's going to be at the Ronald Reagan Library that...
11/05/2021

We cleaned up one of our World War II Jeeps for an exciting display that's going to be at the Ronald Reagan Library that's going to be starting I believe in March will you cleaned it up for s***z and giggles and also we had a request to be open for Veterans Day so we will do that and I can probably use two or three volunteers to help me run the the museum on that day I'd appreciate you know just called me to see him and lock in a day so that's about all coming up and I'll take more pictures of what I'm going to send up to Simi Valley to the Ronald Reagan Library

We cleaned up one of our World War II Jeeps for an exciting display that's going to be at the Ronald Reagan Library that's going to be starting I believe in March will you cleaned it up for s***z and giggles and also we had a request to be open for Veterans Day so we will do that and I can probably use two or three volunteers to help me run the the museum on that day I'd appreciate you know just called me to see him and lock in a day so that's about all coming up and I'll take more pictures of what I'm going to send up to Simi Valley to the Ronald Reagan Library

Our Museum cat baby is trying to pick a persimmon to make a cat's size jack o'lantern for tonight
10/31/2021

Our Museum cat baby is trying to pick a persimmon to make a cat's size jack o'lantern for tonight

Our Museum cat baby is trying to pick a persimmon to make a cat's size jack o'lantern for tonight

Does anybody need an American-made pretty nice condition couch kind of girly cuz with all the flowers but if if not I'll...
10/20/2021

Does anybody need an American-made pretty nice condition couch kind of girly cuz with all the flowers but if if not I'll put it on OfferUp for free I hate to just break it up it came at the new fifth wheel I got and I installed a new couch so if anybody wants it make sure you you no text me or the call the museum and I'll save it for you and I'll even help you load it okay thanks

Does anybody need an American-made pretty nice condition couch kind of girly cuz with all the flowers but if if not I'll put it on OfferUp for free I hate to just break it up it came at the new fifth wheel I got and I installed a new couch so if anybody wants it make sure you you no text me or the call the museum and I'll save it for you and I'll even help you load it okay thanks

The museum got lucky this week we were looking through eBay cuz RMA armor car has a slave cylinder for the clutch that w...
10/13/2021

The museum got lucky this week we were looking through eBay cuz RMA armor car has a slave cylinder for the clutch that was messed up we took it apart couldn't get rebuild kit who can get a new cylinder I was going to send it to White Post to have it bored and sleeved and I actually found a brand new one French manufacturers from the 40s new in cosmoline on eBay and we score that for $107 delivered absolutely wonderful

The museum got lucky this week we were looking through eBay cuz RMA armor car has a slave cylinder for the clutch that was messed up we took it apart couldn't get rebuild kit who can get a new cylinder I was going to send it to White Post to have it bored and sleeved and I actually found a brand new one French manufacturers from the 40s new in cosmoline on eBay and we score that for $107 delivered absolutely wonderful

The Museum's AKA Tesla truck turned into an AKA Tesla semi with our new little trailer that was donated to us
09/26/2021

The Museum's AKA Tesla truck turned into an AKA Tesla semi with our new little trailer that was donated to us

The Museum's AKA Tesla truck turned into an AKA Tesla semi with our new little trailer that was donated to us

The museum cat boots is taking his own selfies
09/18/2021

The museum cat boots is taking his own selfies

The museum cat boots is taking his own selfies

This is the pedal swing pedals for the brake system in the clutch we managed to get the component in and we're looking f...
09/15/2021

This is the pedal swing pedals for the brake system in the clutch we managed to get the component in and we're looking for a volunteer who is small and flexible to help us when we bleed the brakes it's someone you know like five five or under I guess and it's flexible that can help us cuz we're all old and we don't flex anymore

This is the pedal swing pedals for the brake system in the clutch we managed to get the component in and we're looking for a volunteer who is small and flexible to help us when we bleed the brakes it's someone you know like five five or under I guess and it's flexible that can help us cuz we're all old and we don't flex anymore

We gave our M8 armored car a bath yesterday we did our body work repair and we're waiting for our slave cylinder to arri...
09/05/2021

We gave our M8 armored car a bath yesterday we did our body work repair and we're waiting for our slave cylinder to arrive from White Post it's been 5 weeks so hopefully it'll be in the mail today or tomorrow and I will put that thing together and I will have a running M8 again

We gave our M8 armored car a bath yesterday we did our body work repair and we're waiting for our slave cylinder to arrive from White Post it's been 5 weeks so hopefully it'll be in the mail today or tomorrow and I will put that thing together and I will have a running M8 again

Last weekend we finished the power trench going to our meeting room so all the volunteers that were scared of trying to ...
09/03/2021

Last weekend we finished the power trench going to our meeting room so all the volunteers that were scared of trying to help dig at inch we got it done also this weekend the September 4th the RC tank Club will be running so the little RC tanks will be running around I think they start like about 10:30 okay that's all

Last weekend we finished the power trench going to our meeting room so all the volunteers that were scared of trying to help dig at inch we got it done also this weekend the September 4th the RC tank Club will be running so the little RC tanks will be running around I think they start like about 10:30 okay that's all

Last Monday I took Bob Penny to meet the new Commanding General for Los Alamitos General Lenny we had a wonderful meetin...
09/03/2021

Last Monday I took Bob Penny to meet the new Commanding General for Los Alamitos General Lenny we had a wonderful meeting and Bob said that was the highlight of his this entire 2021

Last Monday I took Bob Penny to meet the new Commanding General for Los Alamitos General Lenny we had a wonderful meeting and Bob said that was the highlight of his this entire 2021

Dedicated to the young men and women who lost their lives yesterday in  Afghanistan
08/27/2021

Dedicated to the young men and women who lost their lives yesterday in Afghanistan

Dedicated to the young men and women who lost their lives yesterday in Afghanistan

My reproduction ha Go Japanese tank is going on a movie today and it's even a secret to me it went through a vehicle loc...
08/18/2021

My reproduction ha Go Japanese tank is going on a movie today and it's even a secret to me it went through a vehicle locator so when I find out I'll let everybody know but it's on its way to be a movie star

My reproduction ha Go Japanese tank is going on a movie today and it's even a secret to me it went through a vehicle locator so when I find out I'll let everybody know but it's on its way to be a movie star

At the  museum is going to make a 360 degree tour of our facility we got a bunch of the vehicles cleaned up so all the p...
08/14/2021

At the museum is going to make a 360 degree tour of our facility we got a bunch of the vehicles cleaned up so all the people that live far away can still visit the museum virtually this is a new thing for us and it might help with Patreon we're not too sure so we're going to plug away we're going to film it on Monday

At the museum is going to make a 360 degree tour of our facility we got a bunch of the vehicles cleaned up so all the people that live far away can still visit the museum virtually this is a new thing for us and it might help with Patreon we're not too sure so we're going to plug away we're going to film it on Monday

the museum is now a distributor for World of Tanks board game and little tank  pieces we just got our first shipment and...
08/12/2021

the museum is now a distributor for World of Tanks board game and little tank pieces we just got our first shipment and people are snapping them up so that might be a big plus for the museum

the museum is now a distributor for World of Tanks board game and little tank pieces we just got our first shipment and people are snapping them up so that might be a big plus for the museum

The metal replacement panel that will be made and welded in I did a little finishing and put some primer in it looks abs...
07/30/2021

The metal replacement panel that will be made and welded in I did a little finishing and put some primer in it looks absolutely wonderful Rama is still waiting for some brake parts out of back east and we'll have a sexy M8 armored car World War II back up and ready to go

The metal replacement panel that will be made and welded in I did a little finishing and put some primer in it looks absolutely wonderful Rama is still waiting for some brake parts out of back east and we'll have a sexy M8 armored car World War II back up and ready to go

Fitting the cut new cut piece of metal to the M8 armored car
07/28/2021

Fitting the cut new cut piece of metal to the M8 armored car

Fitting the cut new cut piece of metal to the M8 armored car

07/28/2021
Why we're waiting on the clutch master cylinder to be rebuilt from White Post back East we decided to repair the storage...
07/21/2021

Why we're waiting on the clutch master cylinder to be rebuilt from White Post back East we decided to repair the storage box on the M8 armored car or cutting out the bad metal and going to weldon's new stuff and I put the special primer for won't happen again so we'll be doing that over the next week or two get it already so that's nice

This week we're working on the M8 armored car or rebuilding the clutch hydraulic clutch in the brake master cylinder and...
07/09/2021

This week we're working on the M8 armored car or rebuilding the clutch hydraulic clutch in the brake master cylinder and then we need one of our volunteers who is very flexible or extremely short to go in the armored car tow box area scrap it down and will repaint it and make that area look like new

This week we're working on the M8 armored car or rebuilding the clutch hydraulic clutch in the brake master cylinder and then we need one of our volunteers who is very flexible or extremely short to go in the armored car tow box area scrap it down and will repaint it and make that area look like new

I should speed around in my truck this Sunday because I have a very patriotic license plate and probably won't even writ...
07/03/2021

I should speed around in my truck this Sunday because I have a very patriotic license plate and probably won't even write it on the blue truck

I should speed around in my truck this Sunday because I have a very patriotic license plate and probably won't even write it on the blue truck

A great way to stop the day on Thursday tire was a little flat jacked it up and found a wonderful piece of aluminum that...
06/25/2021

A great way to stop the day on Thursday tire was a little flat jacked it up and found a wonderful piece of aluminum that cut into my tire good thing I have my grasshopper I'm going to run the tire over to a tire place and get it all squared away what a great way to start a you know by Friday morning

A great way to stop the day on Thursday tire was a little flat jacked it up and found a wonderful piece of aluminum that cut into my tire good thing I have my grasshopper I'm going to run the tire over to a tire place and get it all squared away what a great way to start a you know by Friday morning

Here's a fun Museum update the cow that broke away from Manning's beef the last one is right on the south part of the mu...
06/24/2021

Here's a fun Museum update the cow that broke away from Manning's beef the last one is right on the south part of the museum he's about the maybe 500 left away from our our south Bend and we have a police cars surrounding them and I guess they're going to get some cowboy in there to try to to get him but a bunch of news helicopters are all over the place kind of cool great way to start the morning

Here's a fun Museum update the cow that broke away from Manning's beef the last one is right on the south part of the museum he's about the maybe 500 left away from our our south Bend and we have a police cars surrounding them and I guess they're going to get some cowboy in there to try to to get him but a bunch of news helicopters are all over the place kind of cool great way to start the morning

Are cat baby wishes everybody a Happy Father's day
06/20/2021

Are cat baby wishes everybody a Happy Father's day

Are cat baby wishes everybody a Happy Father's day

A 2012 Porsche Carrera went flying past the museum and took out the South El Monte sign
06/18/2021

A 2012 Porsche Carrera went flying past the museum and took out the South El Monte sign

A 2012 Porsche Carrera went flying past the museum and took out the South El Monte sign

Are pair of m42 dusters had a bath today we had some wonderful Court assigned volunteers and they clean them up and they...
06/13/2021

Are pair of m42 dusters had a bath today we had some wonderful Court assigned volunteers and they clean them up and they really look nice

Are pair of m42 dusters had a bath today we had some wonderful Court assigned volunteers and they clean them up and they really look nice

I'm charging up the batteries with our solar panel and we're going to scrub the vehicle down make it look sexy again and...
06/10/2021

I'm charging up the batteries with our solar panel and we're going to scrub the vehicle down make it look sexy again and then we might have to move it we might have a event Happening Here possibly the 17th or 18th or 19th not even sure yet but I might be a an event with a large Media company so I might be fun

I'm charging up the batteries with our solar panel and we're going to scrub the vehicle down make it look sexy again and then we might have to move it we might have a event Happening Here possibly the 17th or 18th or 19th not even sure yet but I might be a an event with a large Media company so I might be fun

This morning early I was using the Tesla truck with an air compressor on it and filled up a bunch of tires that were get...
06/04/2021

This morning early I was using the Tesla truck with an air compressor on it and filled up a bunch of tires that were getting low on the exhibit Vehicles it's so nice to have that piece of equipment help us at the Museum good to go see you guys this weekend if you're coming out

This morning early I was using the Tesla truck with an air compressor on it and filled up a bunch of tires that were getting low on the exhibit Vehicles it's so nice to have that piece of equipment help us at the Museum good to go see you guys this weekend if you're coming out

Timeline Photos
06/04/2021

Timeline Photos

The volunteers are doing some research on The Bob Hope tank it's pretty rare example of the late 30s armored cars we're ...
05/28/2021

The volunteers are doing some research on The Bob Hope tank it's pretty rare example of the late 30s armored cars we're doing some research and getting some numbers all squared away and I we we cleaning it up and taking pictures and then also everybody have a nice memorial day remember Memorial Day is in just a day off and have a barbecue remember our fallen troops that was the main thing about Memorial Day okay thank you you guys be safe driving out there and if you get pop for drunk driving we always have community service

The volunteers are doing some research on The Bob Hope tank it's pretty rare example of the late 30s armored cars we're doing some research and getting some numbers all squared away and I we we cleaning it up and taking pictures and then also everybody have a nice memorial day remember Memorial Day is in just a day off and have a barbecue remember our fallen troops that was the main thing about Memorial Day okay thank you you guys be safe driving out there and if you get pop for drunk driving we always have community service

Today we went to Harbor Freight to pick up some gardening supplies Harbor Freight was very gracious and gave us a gift c...
05/20/2021

Today we went to Harbor Freight to pick up some gardening supplies Harbor Freight was very gracious and gave us a gift certificate to pick up pick up some tools and supplies for the museum we picked up a lightweight w**d eater we picked up a lightweight little chainsaw we have a cordless grinder cordless sander and a cordless drill and batteries to help with the some of our lightweight work around the museum and we appreciate the wonderful donation

Today we went to Harbor Freight to pick up some gardening supplies Harbor Freight was very gracious and gave us a gift certificate to pick up pick up some tools and supplies for the museum we picked up a lightweight w**d eater we picked up a lightweight little chainsaw we have a cordless grinder cordless sander and a cordless drill and batteries to help with the some of our lightweight work around the museum and we appreciate the wonderful donation

I thought my dogs were being pigs it's not we have a whole family of little skunks that come when I close the dogs off i...
05/18/2021

I thought my dogs were being pigs it's not we have a whole family of little skunks that come when I close the dogs off in the picnic area they come to eat there's like four little skunks in the picture

I thought my dogs were being pigs it's not we have a whole family of little skunks that come when I close the dogs off in the picnic area they come to eat there's like four little skunks in the picture

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1918 Rosemead Blvd
South El Monte, CA
91733

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Sunday 10am - 4:15pm

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(626) 442-1776

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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for South El Monte, 9/14. Just want to let the American Military Museum and its guests, staff, contacts, and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for South El Monte area residents on Saturday, September 14, at the City of South El Monte Community Center Parking Lot, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, in South El Monte from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, go to: https://lacsd.org/solidwaste/swfacilities/recyclecontact/hhw_e_waste/city_of_south_el_monte___9_14_19.asp Or, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
i wonder, with your terrific museum, it needs roofs over the heads of your displays. therefor, i wonder if you might be able to reach out to the local area boy scout councils to see if they can have one of their eagle applicants build a roof over maybe one or two of your helo's, for example. thinking aloud....
Any help is appreciated, even if people merely help spread the word. Thanks so much!
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for South El Monte, 9/15. Just want to let the American Military Museum and its staff, visitors, and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for South El Monte area residents on Saturday, September 15, at the City of South El Monte Community Center Parking Lot, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, in South El Monte from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
Here's a color photo of Nguyen Hue Street, Saigon, from about 1963. It's one of the few color photos I have from my time there. Known as the "Street of Flowers" Nguyen Hue is now exclusively a "walking street." Because of the dozens of flower vendors, it has always been one of the most beautiful and sweetly fragrant streets in the city. I'll be signing copies of "Saigon Kids, An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960's Vietnam" this Sunday, March 11 from 2-4 pm at Warwick's Books, 7812 Gerard Street, La Jolla, CA. Please stop by and say hello!
Hi all, we are a small historic town called Palmwoods in Queensland, Australia. American Soldiers were often based in Palmwoods were known to often photograph our buildings including a small historic private hospital called "EMOH RUO". We would love an historic photograph of the hospital for our Palmwoods Living History Society Photographic Exhibition, along with any other photographs American Soldiers may have taken during their service here. Does anyone have a family member who served in Palmwoods who may have photographs? They may also remember our hotel in the photograph below, it is quite grand.This is our page, the page may triggers some memories. Thank you if you can help. https://www.facebook.com/palmwoodslivinghistorysociety/
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The Quarterdeck Society which owns the 38 ft scale model of the Battleship Nevada is looking for a new home. Currently we are at Seal Beach Naval weapons Station. Starting in March of next year they will be tearing down all of the old warehouses and buildings not deemed needed on the station. our building will be among them . We are looking for a new home. If you are interested in more information you can query USS Nevada on the web. You can always email me at [email protected].