Norm Way Baseball Game
July 3, 2021 11:00am
Teams: Middletown American Legion 75
LOCATION: Palmer Field, Bernie O’Rourke Drive, Middletown, CT
This year will be the 11th year the Greater Middletown Military Museum will be holding the Norm Way Memorial Classic Baseball Game at Palmer Field to pay tribute to Norman R. Way and as a fund raiser for the Museum.
Norman Way was born on February 14, 1919, in Middlefield, Connecticut. Drafted into the Army in 1943, he did his basic training at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, in April of 1943 and was then assigned to the 110th AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion) of the First Army. On Christmas Eve, 1943 he left New York City, for Scotland. On June 7th Norm landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. D-Day plus one. He went from Normandy, to Northern France and on August 25th 1944, was part of the force that liberated Paris. He continued on to the Rhineland and fought in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. Norm was a Tech- 5 by the time he mustered out of the military.
Norm was past Commander of the American Legion Post 75, where he was administrator of the Soldiers, Sailors & Marines Fund for many years. He was a Charter Member and on the Board of Directors of The Greater Middletown Military Museum. He coached Little League and Ahern Whalen baseball.
On March 23, 2008, Norman R. Way, passed away. He was 89 years old.
GMMM Military Vehicle Show and Autos of the War Era Car Show
July 24, 2021 9am to 3pm
LOCATION: Show to be held on the grounds of the Museum, 200 Walnut Grove Road, Middletown, CT.
This is a beautiful treed setting in Veterans Park, adjacent to the Connecticut Trees of Honor and the Vietnam era Huey Helicopter.
The museum and its grounds are open and operating under State Coronavirus guidelines.
For Show Vehicles: This is an “invitation” Concours. We are encouraging military vehicle enthusiasts to apply to show your vehicle at our inaugural event. Please send an email request for application to show your vehicle.
Email: GMVMM-INFO@COMCAST.NET or call 860-788-7215.
On Monday, October 14, 2019, the museum welcomed a new exhibit: a 1/4 scale SE5a, World War I aeroplane.
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the museum held a dedication ceremony to honor a new exhibit: a giant scale model of the USS Dorado (SS-248) submarine, one of two U.S. Navy submarines lost in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.
On Friday, July 5, 2019 was the Greater Middletown Military Museum 12th Annual Norm Way Memorial Baseball Game.
Please click this link for the information: https://gmvmm.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/2019-norm-way.pdf
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, was the Official Grand Opening for the Greater Middletown Military Museum. There was a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at 2:00pm and a Dinner at 6:00pm.
On Veteran’s Day, 2018, an open house was held to preview the newly built Greater Middletown Military Museum. The museum collections had been delivered from the Remington Rand storage facility and other scattered locations and now were finally housed in a single location at its new home on 200 Walnut Grove Road, Middletown, CT 06457.
The SGU National Monument (Secret Guerilla Unit) was delivered and assembled on site (a Huey helicopter owned by the U.S. Air Force and on loan to SGU National Monument CT Foundation). The monument was ceremoniously dedicated also on Veteran’s Day, 2018. This helicopter flew combat missions in Laos by the CIA and Laotion allies during the Vietnam war.
On June 20th 2017 a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Greater Middletown Military Museum. In attendance were State and Local government officials, representatives from Veteran’s organizations, Museum Board of Directors and Members as well as Westfield Fire Department Members and the Public.