Brevard County Veterans Memorial Military Museum

Every sizable city, it seems, has its military museum, usually run by a local veterans group. Most of them contain uniforms, medals, and maybe some military firearms. But the Veterans Memorial Military Museum in Cocoa FL has a lot more. Here are some photos from a recent visit:

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The Museum. It is currently being expanded.

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The gate-guards out front

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Huey helicopter

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Cobra attack helicopter

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Corsair II carrier-based fighter

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Sherman tank

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37mm anti-tank gun

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Museum display

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Towed sonar “fish” used to find enemy submarines

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A helmet worn by the Iraqi “Fedayeen” paramilitary forces during the First Gulf War. For obvious reasons, it became known as the “Darth Vader Helmet”.

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One of the cannonballs fired at Fort Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War

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German WW1 medal “Pour le Merite”, the famed “Blue Max”

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US Army WW1 items

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Japanese Army WW2 helmet and officers sword

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Nazi Wehrmacht helmet

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Captured North Vietnamese flag

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Vietnam War flight suit

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Thompson submachine guns. Although best-known as gangster guns, the Tommy was also used by American WW2 officers

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Confederate signal canno
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