Veterans Tribute Luncheon and Social

Where History Lives

November 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. until 1 pm.

Fort Roberdeau invites Active Duty Military and Veterans along with their spouses or caregivers to attend this free tribute program. Fort Roberdeau pays tribute to Veterans from the Revolutionary War to today’s Active Military by providing a free program and complimentary lunch. No registration required.
The program features guest speaker, Michael Carper, Veteran of the Iraq War and a Military Reenactor since he was 14 years old.
Mike joined the PA National Guard in 2002 on his 17th birthday. Mike left college in 10:30 a.m. until 1 pm.


The program features guest speaker, Michael Carper, Veteran of the Iraq War and a Military Reenactor since he was 14 years old.
Mike joined the PA National Guard in 2002 on his 17th birthday. Mike left college in the spring of 2005 and volunteered for a tour in Iraq. He served as a rifleman/driver with A Company 3-103rd Armor where he spent a year at Camp Corregidor. Mike served a second tour stationed in Camp Stryker, a part of the Baghdad International Airport Complex where he did daily patrols in the area west of Baghdad. Mike was Honorably discharged in 2014. 


Mike has been reenacting since he was 14 years old, first starting with the Civil War and then moving on to impressions for WWII, WWI, the Vietnam War and most recently the Revolutionary War.
PROGRAM TITLE: SOLDIER & REENACTOR: WHY I DID IT Mike will touch on his experiences as a soldier and reenactor then share why he did it. Mike will give a brief history on reenacting in the United States. Mike concludes with how the veterans today can expect to interact with future reenactors. 


Veterans welcome to arrive at 10:30 a.m. for coffee with the program at 11 a.m. to Noon. Lunch will be served around Noon sponsored by DelGrosso Foods with Hoagies supplied by Marianna Fundraisers. the spring of 2005 and volunteered for a tour in Iraq. He served as a rifleman/driver with A Company 3-103rd Armor where he spent a year at Camp Corregidor. Mike served a second tour stationed in Camp Stryker, a part of the Baghdad International Airport Complex where he did daily patrols in the area west of Baghdad. Mike was Honorably discharged in 2014. 


Mike has been reenacting since he was 14 years old, first starting with the Civil War and then moving on to impressions for WWII, WWI, the Vietnam War and most recently the Revolutionary War.
PROGRAM TITLE: SOLDIER & REENACTOR: WHY I DID IT Mike will touch on his experiences as a soldier and reenactor then share why he did it. Mike will give a brief history on reenacting in the United States. Mike concludes with how the veterans today can expect to interact with future reenactors. 


Veterans welcome to arrive at 10:30 a.m. for coffee with the program at 11 a.m. to Noon. Lunch will be served around Noon sponsored by DelGrosso Foods with Hoagies supplied by Marianna Fundraisers.