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Medal of Honor

The medal's creation was authorized by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The first Medal of Honor was presented on March 25, 1863, to Private Jacob Parrott of Company K, 33rd Ohio Infantry, for the…

Donald E. Casey, 2nd Lieutenant

Donald Casey Interview Transcription Donald E. Casey, 2nd Lieutenant After enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program in 1942, Donald Casey flew combat missions over…

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule Many books consider issues of race and America’s struggle with its legacy of slavery.  But…

Holt Oral History Program

More than 200 veterans have trusted their story to the Museum & Library.  If you are a veteran and are ready to talk about your experience, please contact us. Sponsored by the Seedlings…

Share Your Story

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is seeking veterans from all branches (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard)  whether they served during peace or during war,…

Archival Collections

Archival collections are stored at an off-site archival facility. An appointment is required to view a collection. Please contact the Museum & Library at archives@pritzkermilitary.org …