Pat Kinney

Pat is the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Grout Museum District.

Blog posts by this Author:

  • Iowa American Legion helps save Sullivans' church windows at Grout

    The American Legion of Iowa Foundation has helped preserve a meaningful reminder of the upbringing of Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers at their namesake museum -- in a way that honors all Iowans who died in service to our coutry.

  • An Iowan Lost at Pearl Harbor Comes Home

    Another Iowan who died on the battleship USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor was to be laid to rest Saturday, May 14 after his remains were recently identified. This sailor, David Franklin Tidball, is from Independence.

  • Sullivans' uncle served on brothers' namesake ship in WWII

    Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers and their sister weren't the only members of their clan to serve during World War II. A seventh family member served -- and fate spared him from being the sixth family member to die in service on the USS Juneau on Nov. 13, 1942.

  • Covering 9-11: Day of sorrow, years or sacrifice, embers of hope

    So much has happened since Sept. 11, 2001. While it's increasingly distant, like a passing destructive storm, you never quite put it away in your mind. Because it, and the carnage left in its wake, has never completely gone away. And that makes you appreciate everything and everyone you hold dear in life.

  • Bob Feller survived heat of Pacific war, brought his 'heater' to Waterloo

    One of Iowa's most famous veterans of the Pacific theatre of World War II -- the subject of an upcoming Grout Museum exhibit--came to Waterloo to pitch in an exhibition baseball game 52 years ago this month.

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