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Last winter was brutal - the coldest in 25 years, particularly for the homeless.
Keep Indy Warm, October - November 2, 2014
Last winter was brutal - the coldest in 25 years, particularly for the homeless.The IWM is partnering with a coalition of faith-based and professional service providers to "Keep Indy Warm" this winter for our homeless neighbors. Please donate winter hats, insulated gloves, thermal socks, scarves and hand warmers in the main lobby of the Indiana War Memorial. The drive ends Sunday, November 2. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indiana War Memorial Museum unveiled a new exhibit honoring Indiana native Colonel James H. Kasler, fighter ace, POW, and the only person to ever receive three Air Force Crosses. Kasler was a veteran of 198 combat missions spanning three wars. He first served as a tail gunner aboard a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber in World War II. He then shot down six enemy MiGs in his North American F-86 Sabre jet fighter during the Korean War, becoming a fighter ace. Finally, his Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber was shot down during the Vietnam War, and he was captured and held prisoner by the North Vietnamese in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for over six years. As of 2014, Kasler is the tenth most-highly decorated person in the US military who did not receive the Medal of Honor.