MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Cambridge, Minn., man lost his job as a graphic designer and gained lots of time on his hands.

But as a war re-enactor, Scott Schmitt used that time to get a feeling for what the soldiers of WWII went through.

WCCO-TV photojournalist Dave Wertheimer captured the conditions Schmitt plans to be sleeping in this winter. To see his foxhole, watch the video above.

To learn more about WWII, visit Schmitt’s website: WWII Foundation.

Comments (4)
  1. keel says:

    Interesting: Says he’s not a veteran…so this is how he “honors” others. BS. If he loves this stuff so much, he could join the Army and do it for real.

  2. Curt Moline says:

    I’m very pleased and honored that you are re-inacting the foxhole conditions during the Battle of the Bulge. I’m a WWII veteran and served in the Army Signal Corps in Antwerp Beligum during the Battle. My fellow team member, Senator Frank Lautenberg NJ, and I are just starting to record our experiences during the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you Scott

    1. Scott says:

      Curt, I would love to hear your stories!

      And the fact that you appreciate what I am trying to do – where as clearly others above do not – means all that much more to me.


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