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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Newsletter for September - Click to enlarge

Our redesigned double issue newsletter will be sent to museum Members in September. We'll have information about many exciting developments in our museum including this blog, our new museum theater, the Korean War Conference in November and much more! Only museum Members receive this excellent publication. JOIN TODAY!

Membership Form -Double click

Join the over 200 members of the Livingston County War Museum as we continue to develop the museum.
You will receive our newsletters and invitations to special events held at the museum throughout the year.
Annual membership is only $20 per year (September - September) and Life membership is only $100.
Your donations are also appreciated enabling us to develop exhibits, offer Conferences at no charge, and to bring student groups to the museum.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Meet John Hamilton

Colonel John Hamilton, Pontiac IL, served as a lieutenant with the 15th Infantry, Third Infantry Division in the Korean War. John remained in the Army and the National Guard and attained the rank of Colonel before his retirement. His decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Star medals with "V" for valor, Army Commendation medal, National Defense medal, Korean Campaign medal with 3 Bronze battle stars, Army Reserve medal, National Guard Achievement medal, United Nations medal, Korean Service medal, Republic of Korea Service medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. John is an active board member of the Livingston County War Museum.

Great addition to our Air Force collection

Thanks to Malcolm Gray of Bourbonnais IL we now have on display several US Air Force framed patch collections and beautiful large photos of the Golden Knights Army parachute team, the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, even a full parachute pack from World War II!

Girl Scouts visit

Twenty-two Girl Scouts and three Scout leaders from the Humiston Day Camp in Pontiac visited the War Museum on August 8th. Thanks for an excellent visit!

War Museum in the News (Double-click to enlarge)

Thanks to Craig Wieczorkiewicz of the Times for coverage of our museum in the Streator and Ottawa IL areas.