State Historical Society Seeking Photos Of World War I Casualties From Iowa

As we remember the countless men and women who lost their lives in service to our country during this Veteran’s Day holiday, the State Historical Society of Iowa is asking the public to submit photos of Iowa’s fallen heroes from World War I. There were more than 3,500 casualties from Iowa, and they are searching for photos of as many of them as possible to place on their Honor Roll display at the State Historical Museum of Iowa on Memorial Day weekend of 2018. This is part of the ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the Great War. The display will include Merle Hay of Glidden, who was among the first men to die, and Wayman Minor of Centerville, who was among the last. The first U.S. service woman to die during active service in the war was Marion Crandall of Cedar Rapids. “This display will help visitors connect names with faces along with recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of so many Iowans,” says Susan Klower, administrator of the State Historical Society of Iowa. The public can access the current list of Iowa’s World War I casualties and learn how to contribute by following the link included below.