Allamakee County Veterans Museum to host program on Korean War April 21

Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. the Allamakee County Veterans Museum will recognize Korean War Veterans with a presentation at its new museum in the former Vet’s Club building on Allamakee Street in Waukon.

A video interview with U.S. Marine Corps veteran Rupert Caballero of Waukon will be presented. This long-time educator was recently interviewed for the program. Caballero will also be present at the event to share comments and answer questions.

The public is invited to attend. There is no admission or membership charge. The Allamakee County Veterans Museum is handicapped accessible. Due to COVID concerns, masks are encouraged but not required. Light refreshments will be available.

The museum will open to the public beginning Memorial Day weekend 2022 and tours will be offered at that time. Monthly educational programs have been offered at the Veterans Museum since November 2021.

The Korean War was fought between North Korea and South Korea from 1950 to 1953. The war began when North Korea invaded South Korea. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United Nations. The fighting ended with an armistice July 27, 1953.