Allamakee County Veterans Museum program to feature interview with Army combat helicopter pilot Joe Emerson

Joe and Oliver Emerson ...
Joe and Oliver Emerson ...

Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m., the Allamakee County Veterans Museum will present another program from its Veterans History Project at its museum located at 105 Allamakee Street in Waukon.

A video interview by Chuck Bloxham with U.S. Army Veteran Lt. Col. Joe Emerson will be played. Emerson will also be present to share comments and answer questions.

Lt. Col. Joe Emerson enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967, serving two tours in Vietnam and remaining in the Army until his retirement. In Vietnam he was a combat helicopter pilot, first flying a Huey and then a Chinook.

The museum also has a video interview with Joe’s father, Oliver Emerson, who was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. His interview was presented in past programs. This is the first parent/child interview pair for the museum, and the museum would like to be able to present more second and third generation interviews. All veterans may be interviewed whether or not they served during time of peace or conflict.

The public is invited to attend. There is no admission or membership charge. The museum facility is handicapped accessible.