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Pat Kinney

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  • Waterloo World War II U.S. Navy codebreaker Delores Schaack Burdette honored on her 100th birthday

    Family of a Waterloo World War II veteran who turned 100 years old Monday gathered at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum for a special donation in her honor by staff of her high school alma mater.

  • 'Storm' of war echoes for Gulf vets in Grout exhibit

    The Grout Museum District and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum have always been about giving veterans, specifically Iowa veterans their due.

  • Waterloo manager literally sunk his teeth into baseball

    I've been going to baseball games at Waterloo's Municipal/Riverfront Stadium since I was a kid in the late '60s. There were a lot of great players and a lot of characters who graced Waterloo's "friendly confines" over those years. Among the characters, none, perhaps, was more colorful than Billy Scripture.

  • Lessons of WWII Must Never Be Forgotten

    World War II ended 75 years ago this month with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Aug. 6 and 9 respectively, and the Japanese surrender Aug. 14. Nazi Germany had fallen and surrendered four months earlier. Japan officially signed surrender papers aboard the battleship USS Missouri, alongside its sister ship the USS Iowa, in Tokyo Bay Sept. 2, which was declared Victory over Japan day, or V-J Day.

  • A Journal Entry from the Civil War

    In 2001, when doing a story for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Waterloo's Veterans Memorial Hall, I found one of the items stored there was a Civil War diary of a Waterloo Marine, A.W. Bellows. In one passage, he wrote of the valor of the African-American soldiers he fought alongside in a battle in Mississippi.

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