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Infantry museum coming to Georgia

February 8, 2007

Over the last two-plus centuries, the U-S Army's infantry has earned more than half of all the Medals of Honor earned by American troops. 

Retired Major General Jerry White once served as Commander of the Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning. Major White is now leading a campaign for the National Infantry Museum and Heritage Park, a world class project to be housed at Fort Benning.

General White told members of the Albany Rotary Club today that the Museum is one that will help ensure infantrymen are honored from the past, present, and future.

"We have said we want to tell the story of the infantry soldier so the American people will understand finally what that soldier has to go through from the very beginning and certainly when he has to fight in battle" said retired Major General Jerry White. 

 The foundation has already raised more than sixty-million of the eighty-five million dollars needed to complete the 165,000  square foot museum that will tell the story of the infantry from its inception to the present day.