It is agreed by the Members:
Portrayal of a U.S. Infantry rifle squad of the years 1944-1945
in the European Theatre of Operations.
This means NO German, Japanese, Italian or any other enemies
of the United States, during WWII. All potential members must
chose before joining this squad. LOYALTY TO THIS SQUAD, AND YOUR
COUNTRY IS A REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ORGANIZATION.
Uniform and equipment must be of the type listed in the uniform
requirements. NO enemy equipment, or weapons are allowed to
be carried by any member of this squad.
A battlefield appearance is the object of all members in good
standing. Any other dress uniforms, etc., remains the sole discretion
of the individual member and may be worn for other occasions.
(Parades, living histories, veterans events, etc.)
All members shall be at least 16 years of age.
We portray a rifle squad, during events, all members must
function as a unit unless directed otherwise. (Showboating is
not tolerated, you are under command of your NCO, or officer).
No beards, one - three days growth is ok. Hairstyle and facial
hair shall be that of the 1941-45 period. Hair cannot extend past
the middle of the ear, over the ear, and length shall be above
the collar. Properly trimmed mustaches, as per U. S. Army regulations
Safety is our Number 1 priority: All members are responsible
for their own safety and that of other members. No weapon shall
be discharged directly at anyone closer then 25 yards. All knives,
bayonets, etc. are for display use and are to be kept in scabbards
at all times. No bayonets on rifles.
At no time will live ammunition be carried or stored, on
any member or his property, at any combat reenactment, living
history or parade. Failure to follow this important rule will
mean immediate dismissal from this unit.
All weapons will be kept EMPTY of blanks at all times.
This includes combat reenactments, living histories and parades
untill orders are given to load by the acting squad leader. All
weapons are to be cleared of all blanks immediately at
the conclusion of an event where blank firing was required. Each
member is responsible for his weapon. NCO's shall check for compliance.
A elected NCO, shall have a minimum of 2 years experience
in a recognized reenactment unit or service. They will also be
responsible for the safety, conduct and authenticity of all members.
He will also attend officer meetings, etc. Minimum age is 21.
NCO's or officer's serve a maximum of 1 year term. All members
in good standing shall be eligible. Elections are in the beginning
of each new year. Members cannot run for more than 1 term until
all eligible possible NCO's are exhausted.
The squads, issues, schedules, planning, and concerns will
be addressed at regular meetings. Newsletters are sent to all
members on a regular basis.