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August 2002

Release Date: August 15, 2002

Exhibit at West Texas Collection to Highlight Korean War Veterans

A display honoring area veterans of the Korean War will premier during the annual meeting of the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, on the Angelo State University campus.

The exhibit will feature general material concerning the war as well as photos and personal mementos of the veterans. These will include such items as a Bible that took a piece of shrapnel and saved Paul Montelongo's life as well as a uniform, a page from a scrapbook, pictures of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C., a purple heart and a citation for a Bronze Star, among other things.

The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 30 in the West Texas Collection, located on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont.

At the Tuesday night premiere, a reception will honor area Korean War veterans. At the reception each veteran who notified the West Texas Collection of their participation will receive a certificate of recognition from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Korean War display is open to the public during normal West Texas Collection hours. Until fall classes begin, the West Texas Collection will be open 10 a.m. until noon and 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. until noon and 1-5 p.m. Fridays. Once the fall term begins, the hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day except Thursday when the West Texas Collection is open until 9 p.m.