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:
http://www.redbullrising.com/ ( Red Bull Rising )
https://www.facebook.com/TheRedBulls ( 34th Red Bull Infantry Division – facebook )
https://www.facebook.com/IowaRedBulls/ ( 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division – facebook )
http://www.dvidshub.net/units/2-34IBCT ( 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division )
https://minnesotanationalguard.ng.mil/34id ( 34th Infantry Division )
( 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment – facebook )
( 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Association: http://www.34ida.org
Units, History, Documents, Newsletters, Chapter
Also click on https://www.pinterest.com/34ida/
& graphics, books &
the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assists in
global security challenges:
Veterans History Project
audios and transcribed manuscriptts,
by and about veterans of wars from WWI thru Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sponsored by the Library of
History of Memorial Day
History of Veterans Day
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.
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
(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.
Montgomery County Iowa military research website:
Montgomery County Iowa Veterans Memorial Court of Honor
“Support our Troops, Remember our Veterans”
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 Guard – historical 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.
Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri is
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
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:
Military personnel files can be recorded in county
Recorder Offices, free of charge, to
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.
military.com - 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:
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.
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.
summer woods will shimmer
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.
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.
Burlington Northern Depot
& WWII Memorial Museum