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Soldier history on display in former Ohio Co. library PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:25 PM

The public is invited to come to the old Carnegie Library at the corner of High and Main streets in Rising Sun to view the old military uniforms and other items being displayed. 

There are five World War II uniforms, two Navy uniforms, two Air Force uniforms, three modern Army uniforms and one helicopter pilot’s flight uniform. 

There is a World War I Doughboy’s jacket and one of the Army uniforms is dedicated to Medal of Honor Recipient, Charles Clinton “Chalkie” Fleek, who was awarded his medal for actions in Vietnam. It was posthumously awarded to his family. 

One of the uniforms being displayed was worn by Dale Bowman who used to run the Mug and Jug Restaurant in Rising Sun.
There are several large easels with large frames full of pictures of the two Honor Flights and the four bus trips taken by veterans from Southeastern Indiana.

Also, several G.I. Joe dolls are on display for such American Heroes as General Eisenhower, General MacArthur, Audie Murphy, General Patton and a few Medal of Honor Recipients. 

People can visit the library on Tuesday or Thursday from noon until 4 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, or call the main library at 438-2257 or P.G. Gentrup at the Ohio County Veterans Service Office at 438-4057 and schedule a time to see the display or bring a group with you. 

“We hope to keep adding to the display and if anyone has an item they would like to donate we’ll be glad to pick it up. One item we’re looking for is a Marine Corps Dress Blue uniform to decorate with the proper medals, ribbons, etc. in memory of Tommy Denning, who was killed in Vietnam on March 2, 1967,” noted Gentrup.