The Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum

                                The 168th Infantry Regiment
                        and the 34th
Red Bull Infantry Division
               continue to carry-on a proud legacy of commitment,
                         sacrifice, and the warrior spirit.

    Click on the following selections to read about personnel on the war
fronts and home fronts, their families, deployments, activities, 
        histories, archives, associations, projects, databases,
          militaria, museums, and military related websites.



News about present-day Red Bull soldiers and their deployments, including photos and videos:     ( Red Bull Rising )    ( 34th Red Bull Infantry Division – facebook )   ( 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division – facebook )     ( 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division )   ( 34th Infantry Division ) 

                                                                  ( 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment – facebook )


34th Infantry Division Association  ( 34th Infantry Division Association – facebook )

42nd Infantry Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation website includes newsletters,
 History, and 42nd Rainbow Memorial location list.  The 168th Infantry Regiment
      was assigned to the 42nd during WWI.  The 42nd was active thru WWII,
                 the Cold War, and continues service to the Nation.

The Iowa National Guard Armory in Red Oak Iowa contains an exhibit room with

168th Infantry Regiment ( Third Iowa ) mementos.  For an appointment to visit the exhibit,

email The Restored Burlington Northern & WWII Memorial Museum:  


      The 34th  Red Bull  Infantry Division Association:

                     Units, History, Documents, Newsletters, Chapter contacts

                      Also click on

               Uniforms, artwork & graphics, books & documents, patches

         How the 34th  Red Bull  Infantry Division assists in addressing
                                global security challenges:


  Veterans History Projectbiographies, videos, audios and transcribed manuscriptts,
         by and about veterans of wars from WWI thru Iraq and Afghanistan. 

                              Sponsored by the Library of Congress.

History of Memorial Day


History of Veterans Day


                       11 am, 11 November 2021:
                      Centennial of the burial of an
                Unknown Soldier from World War I,
                    in Arlington National Cemetery. 
                        Read about the tributes at

Society of the Honor Guard – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


    Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo.
     Exhibits of Iowans serving on the War and Home fronts
  from the American War of Succession thru the present-day.

Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial in Burlington.
           2,000+ Veterans names inscribed on tablets.

       National Society of Pershing Rifles.  “To develop, to the highest degree
             possible, outstanding traits of leadership, military science, military
              bearing, and discipline within a framework of a military oriented,
                 honorary fraternity.”   Founded in 1894 under the auspices of
                  John J. Pershing, Professor of Military Science and Tactics
                           at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.



                        The Military Order of the Purple Heart
(Chapter 0260-NE-2 encompasses Southwest Iowa
and Eastern Nebraska): 

    Mission includes providing service to all veterans and their families.

  Patriotic Productions - Remembering Our Fallen (traveling photographic
   war memorial), Flights of Honor (Veterans travel to Washington, D.C.),
           Patriotic Events, and oral histories by World War II Veterans.

       Extensive military artifacts and documents in Shenandoah, Iowa,
                     at the Shenandoah Historical Museum

  Veterans Memorial Museum, Shenandoah, Iowa


             Montgomery County Iowa military research website:


     Montgomery County Iowa Veterans Memorial Court of Honor

            “Support our Troops, Remember our Veterans”





     The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge, Iowa,
     honors, preserves, and relates the military experience of Iowa
    citizens in war, thru indoor and outdoor exhibits, memorabilia,
   and an extensive library.   Four page overview including photos.     

 Iowa National Guardhistorical briefs, from the Territorial Militia thru
  wars in the 19th and 20th Centuries, to the present, including State Service.

     Iowa Veterans’ Perspective – “Sharing Stories of Service”
                   on social media with video interviews.

     General of the Armies John J. Pershing Boyhood Home
         State Historic Site.   Laclede, Linn County, MO.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Chicago, IL, offers more
than 10,000 maps, photos, posters, artifacts in their online catalog.

        The Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri is a
       national tribute to the brave men and women who defended
                    our liberties during the 20th Century

                     National Infantry Museum, Columbus GA
     (adjacent to Fort Benning) - Galleries, Exhibits, Theater, Archives



   Encyclopedic Military History Online, encompassing

 2500 years from the Punic Wars to The War on Terror,
      with articles, forums, maps, reviews, genealogy.

Registries (these are work in progress) of U.S. Service Veterans:

www AAD.ARCHIVES.GOV      (National Archives)


www.LCWEB2.LOC.GOV    (Library of Congress)


www.GRAVELOCATOR.CEM.VA.GOV    (Veterans Administration)


Military personnel files:

DD FORM 214 (Discharge from active military service Duty)


Obtaining military personnel files from the National Archives


Military personnel files can be recorded in county

Recorder Offices, free of charge, to facilitate retrieval:
State of Iowa Recorder Offices duties regarding military personnel records

Patriot Outreach - 
provides vital resources and volunteer opportunities for
personal transformation and life-changing capabilities for our Patriots and their
Families.  Reaching out with education, training, and therapy to help them come
all the way home.  Supporting active & retired service warriors and 1st responders.  
- for service members and veterans, DOD news and resources

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
- County Veterans offices, Education,
      Home Base Iowa & employment, Health care, State & local service
  organizations, Legal clinics, Legislative resources, Benefits for Veterans.

                           Iowa Veterans Home
- Marshalltown

        Perhaps, by Vera Brittain - a nurse in WWI.  Poem dedicated to her
           Fiancé Roland Aubrey Leighton, killed in 1915 in the Great War:


    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
    And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
   And feel once more I do not live in vain,
   Although bereft of You.

   Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet
   Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
   And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
   Though You have passed away.

   Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
  And crimson roses once again be fair,
  And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
  Although You are not there.

  Perhaps some day I shall not shrink in pain
  To see the passing of the dying year,
  And listen to Christmas songs again,
  Although You cannot hear.

  But though kind Time may many joys renew,
  There is one greatest joy I shall not know
  Again, because my heart for loss of You
  Was broken, long ago.


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                & WWII Memorial Museum