Wednesday, March 28, 2012

United States Military Uniforms of World War II

Christopher Reuscher, Niles resident and collector, recently unveiled this splendid and extensive website.

US Enlisted Men's wool service uniforms of WWII (L-R) Army, Navy, Army Air Force, and Marine Corps.
This photograph of the library's May, 2011 display was taken by Chris and illustrates the range and quality of his collection of WWII uniforms. His treatment of the exhibit, which utilized items from his collection, can be found on the website at "Featured Displays."

Chris writes that the site's primary goal is to aid the visitor in identifying and gaining a better understanding of the clothing and uniforms worn by our iconic U.S. Service Men and Women of WWII.

His website is "a tribute to the efforts and contributions of all Americans who helped bring about a victorious conclusion to World War II for the United States of America and her Allies."

This Website was designed and developed by Christopher Reuscher. Questions and comments welcome at

Friday, March 23, 2012

Morton Public Library to Host Vietnam Wall

During the 2012 Pumpkin Festival in Morton, the Morton Public Library will be the location of a scaled down replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  Article can be found at:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Book Sentry March, 2012

If you see a book that looks good, click on "Check Our Catalog" and place a hold. We will let you know when it comes for you!

Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-To-Civilian Career Transition By Wolfe, Tom 2011-12 - Potomac Books

The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa By O'Neill, Robert Foreword by Dye, Dale 2011-11 - Osprey Publishing (UK)

The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian By Van Der Linden, F. Robert Photographer Penland, Dane A. Photographer Long, Eric F. 2011-11 - Smithsonian Books (DC)

The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War By Wagner, Margaret E. Editor Angelos, Athena Introduction by Gallagher, Gary W. 2011-10 - Little Brown and Company

Blackhorse Riders: A Desperate Last Stand, an Extraordinary Rescue Mission, and the Vietnam Battle America Forgot By Keith, Philip 2012-02 - St. Martin's Press

Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives By Caddick-Adams, Peter 2012-02 - Overlook Press

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan By Parnell, Sean Author Bruning, John 2012-02 - William Morrow & Company