SoCal WACs, also known as Charlie Company, is an all--female living history unit dedicated to portraying the Women Army Corps of World War II. Based out of Southern California, the women of Charlie Co. volunteer their time to educate the public who may otherwise have limited knowledge of women in the armed forces during the 1940s. From restoring historic sites to educational displays, Charlie Co. has a passion for preserving history and making sure the women of the past are more than a black and white photograph.
1st WAC Separate Battalion is the premiere Women’s Army Corps Reenacting group in the US, dedicated to accurately representing the contributions made by members of the WAC during WWII. Charlie Company is only one of several units within the organization which includes Headquarters Company (Ohio), Able Company (Virginia), Baker Company (North Carolina), Dog Company (Georgia), Easy Company (UK), Fox Company (Colorado) and Signal Service Command.
THE HISTORICAL UNITS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The HUSC is the nonprofit organization under which Charlie Company operates. The purpose and mission of the Historical Unit of Southern California (HUSC) is to promote an understanding and appreciation for the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 20th century through training, battle re-enactments, historical research, education, public displays, and other related activities. Other WWII living history units of the HUSC include 2nd Marine Division, 9th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne, 116th PanzerGrenadier, and the 128th Field Hospital.