The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum will be holding a public commemoration for local Medal of Honor recipient 2LT Robert J. Hibbs.
March 5th marks 50 years since 2LT Hibbs perished demonstrating the act of valor that entitled him to the Medal of Honor. He is the only local recipient of such an honor. This program is a part of the Grout Museum District’s continued participation in the national Vietnam War Commemoration.
Artifacts associated with 2LT Hibbs will be displayed during the event, including: his Medal of Honor and captured enemy flag from the First Infantry Division Museum, uniforms from the Cedar Falls Historical Society and University of Northern Iowa Museum, and memorabilia from the UNI ROTC. Remarks will be given by Bill Hibbs, brother of Robert J. Hibbs.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided following the program.
Planning has been a community partnership between the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Robert J. Hibbs VFW Post 3896, and the Grout Museum District.
The program is free and open to the public. Regular admission will be charged to those wishing to tour the museum before or after the program. Vietnam Veterans continue to recieve free Museum Admission.