Worlds largest military show returns to Louisville [Downtown]

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 The Ohio Valley Military Society, one of the oldest and largest Militaria collector's clubs in the world with more than 2,000 current members, will be hosting the largest military show in the world this month.

The show will be held February 25, 26 at the South wing of the Kentucky Convention Center. Tickets are $9. Children 18 and under. get in free if accompanied by an adult. The show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to recent press release for the show, guests will have the chance to meet legendary U.S. Veterans, and buy, sell or trade their items with more than 600 exhibitors occupying 1600 tables that showcase an assortment of military antiques including weapons, uniforms, helmets, medals, documents, books and more.

Some of the notable veterans scheduled to make an appearance are:

Don Malarkey, Ed Mauser, Brad Freeman and Earl Klung of the real Band of Brothers who fought in WWII.

Frederick C Blesse, who was a USAF fighter pilot in Korea, Vietnam and became the USA's sixth ranking jet ace. 

Robert L WIlliams, who was a D-Day veteran and author of Return to Normandy

Sid Phillips and R.V. Burgin, the only two remaining survivors from characters depicted in HBO's The Pacific

For an updated list of the veterans expected to attend the event, visit the Ohio Valley Military Society's site. 

Photo courtesy: SOSOVMS.com

 

About Hunter Embry
I graduated from IUS with a degree in Journalism and Writing. I've been a freelance writer for 5 years and have been published in several local and national publications. I specialize in music, features and sports writing. I'm also a working musician.
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