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Staff Sgt. Joel Ovanic and Spc. Matt Underberg, both from Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, and Sgt. Lon Mullaney, a medic from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, go house to house looking for the enemy.

Megan Heilker, a German civilian, warms-up around the fire with other German participants during the first evening of a World War II re-enactment at Baumholder Friday. Heilker was inspired to participate in such an event after watching Band of Brothers.

Tomas Deml, a World War II re-enactor from the Czech Republic, shows off his detailed ID card replica. Pavel Bergman, another Czech Republic re-enactor spends approximately 48 hours making each ID card and sells them to fellow re-enactors for 7 Euros.

Cornelius Geluk and Harry Bogert, re-enactors from Holland posing as combat photographers, prepare to document the re-enactment as Cornelius’s daughter Sibil looks on. This is the first winter encampment that the Phantom Regiment has held.

Tomas Deml, a re-enactor from the Czech Republic, works his way through a mock town in Baumholder. The priority for the group is giving spectators a look at living history along with paying tribute to those that fought in the war.

A German re-enactor asks Spc. Matt Underberg, a re-enactor assigned to the Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, to sign a sheet crediting him with a “kill."

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin De Vos, the event coordinator for the Phantom Regiment, makes his way from a building.

Sgt. Lon Mullaney, a medic from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, is playing the part of a medic.

A German re-enactor enjoys a smoke before the start of a World War II re-enactment.

German re-enactors wait for Americans players to enter the mockup city at the start of a World War II re-enactment.

Tomas Deml, a re-enactor from the Czech Republic, looks through a window trying to find the enemy during the war re-enactment on Saturday.

Staff Sgt. Joel, a re-enactor for the Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, charges out of a house looking for the enemy.


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