Historians document veterans' stories on video - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Historians document veterans' stories on video

Posted: Updated:
WATERLOO (KWWL) - It's becoming harder to do because so many World War II veterans are dying, but historians at the Grout Museum in Waterloo say they have about 1,500 interviews from Iowa veterans on camera.

Of those, they estimate there are only 10 accounts from World War II veterans who were part of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

"From those interviews which really come from World War II veterans onwards, we begin to get a better understanding of what it was like for people to serve," said historian Bob Neymeyer.

Neymeyer is one of the historians at the Grout Museum who records hour-long interviews with veterans on a video camera.

He said each veteran who participates get a copy of the interview as a keepsake.

"Sometimes the memories are crisp. Sometimes the memories are not quite so," he said.

Videos are on display throughout the Grout Museum exhibits.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.