THE REENACTMENT SQUAD
99th INFANTRY DIVISION 393rd REGIMENT, EASY COMPANY
Our unit was founded on June 18, 1999, when six local World
War II living historians (Founding Fathers) formed the reenactment
squad of the 99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Company.
Based in Erie, Pa., our American rifle squad of reenactors educates
the public on the type of uniforms, weapons, food, and field equipment
used by the common infantry rifleman from 1941-45.
We also train with period manuals dealing in the field tactics
and manual of arms of WW II. As a squad, we stress above-average
authenticity in our time period. Our impression has grown with
the help of local veterans and the great memories of the surviving
members of the 99th Infantry Division Association. Easy Company
also has a growing roster of period vehicles that are part of
displays and reenactments. They include a 1940 Dodge weapons carrier
and a 1942 heavy wreaker. We are a recognized and franchised member
of the 20th Century Tactical Studies Group Inc. This national
organization for modern reenactors was established to promote
public awareness of the sacrifices made by the common soldier
of all armies during the conflicts of the 20th Century.
Easy Co. is very active in northwestern Pennsylvania participating
in parades, living histories, public displays and combat reenactments.
We have done programs at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors
Home and the Erie Air Show, and for the Erie County Historical
Society. Also, we have participated in national combat reenactments
at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.; Camp Atterbury, Ind.; Bedford, Pa.;
and Fort Custer, Mich. Additionally, we have taken part in the
national World War II Air Show/Reenactment weekend in Reading,
Pa., and the D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, Ohio.