In honor of Veterans Day, this week the collection item we are featuring is a WWI uniform that belonged to Helge Johnson. This uniform is currently on display in our exhibit on Story Citians in the military.
Helge was born in Denmark and was adopted by his aunt and uncle, John H. and Minnie Johnson, who lived in Story City. Helge came to the U.S. in 1911 at the age of 11. He traveled to the U.S. aboard the Lusitania.
Helge was in charge of the Center Cemetery west of Story City for several years. He was also one of the original people who started the Story City Legion. Helge Johnson was Al Holm's grandfather.
We'd like to thank all of the men and women from Story City who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces. We are truly grateful for your service.