American Heroes

Captain Jimmie Rodgers Moore

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This exhibit is dedicated to honoring and preserving the history of Alabama patriots who have served in all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America.  The American Heroes Collection documents valor of veterans from the time of the Revolutionary War to those defending our freedom in current conflicts.

Rear Admiral Samuel Walton Hubbard, Jr.

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Uniform, photos, and memorabilia of Lieutenant colonel Alva N. Temple, native of Pickens County and member of the famed Tuskegee Airman’s Red Tail unit.

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Uniforms, weaponry, maps, photos, and other service-related memorabilia are showcased.  Take the challenge and see how many of the model WWII era military planes suspended over the exhibit you can correctly identify.

 

 

 

Learn about patriots such as James McRory, buried at Vienna, Alabama, who served as General George Washington’s bodyguard at Valley Forge in the Revolutionary War and Staff Sergeant Tommy Seay Little, who gave his life in Iraq in the War on Terror.

Staff Sergeant Tommy Seay Little (1959-2005), who was fatally wounded in Iraq April 19, 2005. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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Image of the uniform of Gale R. Ammerman, U.S. Army Air Corp combat glider pilot who wrote several books about his experiences during WWII (available in the museum shop).

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