Museum displays fallen Genoa soldier's uniform

GENOA, Ill. (WIFR) -- One Stateline city is taking time today to honor a local man who was killed in action while serving in the United States Army.

The Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum in Genoa is displaying this donated army uniform in honor of Veteran's Day.

It belonged to a Genoa man named Jessie Gerald Poe. Poe was a 1966 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School and was killed in action in June of 1968.

The museum also had a gathering today for veterans to come and share their stories.

"I just think it's great that the town is remembering stuff like this about all the veterans that came from here and all they did for our country," says Jessie Gerald Poe's brother, Rick Poe.

"It's important to all American people not to forget the vets and not to forget who we are. Should we forget our vets and what we have done for this country, we are gonna forget ourselves and America," says Vietnam Veteran, Steven Munz.

Poe's uniform was donated to the museum by his family.