Our collection item this week is in honor of Memorial Day and all of the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the military, both from our community and across the nation.
Ivar Egenes displayed photographs of local servicemen and women in the front window of his insurance business during World War II. Many Story City residents served in the war and 20 never came home. Including Ivar's son Lt. Col. Hubert I. Egenes who was killed in action March 28, 1944. He was a member of 362 AAF Fighter Squadron CO and was shot down by light flak.
Lt. Col. Hubert Egenes with his plane. To view additional photos of Hubert and read a statement about his plane going down, please visit the Find A Grave website: