Photos: Military artifacts on display at First Baptist Church

A photo of Staff Sergeant E6 Thomas Leroy Jenkins of the U.S. Army. He is the father of FBC Starkville associate pastor Tim Jenkins (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
The flight suit and helmet worn by current church member and Air Force Lt. Colonel Randy Baareman, a fighter pilot of 22 years who flew in Operation Desert Storm. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
A New Testament Bible with a tin coat over the top is featured in the exhibit. An inscription in the metal reads “May This Protect You.” (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
More artifacts in the FBC Starkville exhibit (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
More artifacts in the FBC Starkville exhibit (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
Vietnam-era military artifacts from Marine Corps Captain and current church member Charles L. Wax. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)  
 The gas mask and flight suit of Lt. Col. T. Robert Harper of the Mississippi Air National Guard. He was the father of church member Jon Harper. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
More artifacts in the FBC Starkville exhibit (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
Church member and former military photographer Jim Henson, who was a photographer’s mate 2nd class in the Navy during the time between the Korean War and Vietnam, donated his camera and photos to the temporary exhibit. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
A Japanese silk flag hanging in the exhibit (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
Two WWI-era artillery shell casings that were turned into vases at a French foundry sometime after the war. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
 The gas mask and flight suit of Lt. Col. T. Robert Harper of the Mississippi Air National Guard. He was the father of church member Jon Harper. (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)

A new temporary museum has been set up at First Baptist Church of Starkville, which features scores of military artifacts donated by church members. For more, read Sunday's Starkville Daily News.