Allamakee County Veterans Museum program to feature service experience of John Troendle during “Cold War”

Saturday, May 18 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 John Troendle will be played. Troendle will also be present to share comments and answer questions.

John Troendle enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1959 during the “Cold War” with the U.S.S.R. and was discharged in 1962. After basic training, he was assigned to an Army transportation company in Oklahoma. Troendle was then transferred to a transportation company at Fort Richardson in the newly admitted state of Alaska for a 14-month tour of duty.

After discharge, he returned to his hometown of Lansing and later moved to Waukon. Although retired from his employment, Troendle remains a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts, American Legion, and other community activities. His son Larry is also a U.S. Army veteran.

The public is invited to attend the program. There is no admission or membership charge. The Veterans Museum facility is handicapped accessible.