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 present-day personnel,

    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 )   ( 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division )     ( 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division )   ( 34th Infantry Division ) 

                                                                  ( 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment )


34th Infantry Division Association


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 manuscripts, by and about veterans of wars from
                            WWI thru Iraq and Afghanistan. 

                             Sponsored by the Library of Congress.

   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.


       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



History of Memorial Day


History of Veterans Day

 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

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.


     The Restored Burlington Northern Depot
                & WWII Memorial Museum