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Veterans needed for museum's video project

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OELWEIN (KWWL) -

Staffers with the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum are conducting veteran interviews on September 1st and 8th at the Independence Public Library.

We caught up with Jane Meyer several years ago as she conducted interviews in Oelwein.

One of those interviews was with Andrew Cubit, a Korean War veteran.

"Fall 1951 when I received a letter from the president saying I'd been selected by group of friends and neighbors to report for active duty with the army," said Cubit.

All the veterans interviews are for the Iowa Sullivan Brothers Veterans Museum in Waterloo.

"Part of it's personal because my father was a great storyteller, and I never recorded it and that's lost and once it's gone, it's gone. A lot of people feel like if they weren't at the front lines, they don't have a story to tell and that's not true. Everybody has a story. It's the people behind the scenes often times that give us a different facet to military life," said Jane Meyer.

Thanks to the video history project, experiences of veterans will be preserved and shared for generations to come. To sign up to be interviewed on September 1st or 8th, please call the Independence Public Library at (319) 334-2470.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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