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Veterans History Project

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) delivered 14 recorded interviews and documents to the Library of Congress from Iowa veterans, who recalled their time serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for inclusion in the Veterans History Project. In November, Grassley’s office hosted a Veterans History Project event at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, where students and faculty from St. Ambrose University and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges helped interview veterans about their experiences. To date, Grassley’s office has submitted 83 Iowa veterans’ stories to the Library of Congress.

 

“We all ought to learn from and appreciate those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. I’m grateful these courageous and patriotic Iowans participated in the project and that their stories will be preserved for posterity in the Library of Congress,” Grassley said. “Thank you to every veteran who has fought for our nation. Your service has ensured peace and prosperity for generations of Americans.”

 

Grassley presented the following veterans’ stories:

Shane Sawyer, Air Force – Muscatine Robert Chambers, Army – Davenport Dan Hefel, Army – Guttenberg Mark Hunt, Coast Guard – Iowa City Mike Matson, Army – Davenport Peter Roush, Army – Davenport Donald Thiltgen, Air Force – Dubuque Alan Manikowski, Army – Clinton Lee Fahrion, Army – Davenport Robert Thompson Jr., Navy – Davenport Larry Hoekstra, Army – Orange City Maria Dunkel, Army – Oxford Junction Kyler Soucinek, Marines – Bettendor f Gregory Adamson, Army – Bettendorf

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