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Military history at Monroe Museum

Posted on 07 November 2012 by admin

Artifacts donated by the family of Eugene Davidson of Alpine who was drafted into the Army in 1941 during WWII. He participated in the death march carrying the items in the photo in his pack. He then spent three and a half years in a prisoner of war camp in the Pacific. While in prison he built coffins and did other carpentry. The uniform in the photo (left) also belonged to Davidson.

The South Benton Community Museum in Monroe offers a comprehensive section on Military history which includes information, photos and displays on veterans from as far back as the Civil and the Indian Wars. The display and files on individuals is organized and compiled by Sheila Myers. The museum is open Wednesdays from 1-4pm and the last Saturday of the month from 10am-4pm.

A wall in the military section of the Monroe Museum contains photographs of veterans from the nearby communities – some who gave their lives and some who made it back.

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