Army uniforms worn by Native Americans needed for exhibit on Pos - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Army uniforms worn by Native Americans needed for exhibit on Post

(Source: KSWO) (Source: KSWO)

FORT SILL, OK (KSWO) - Native American military uniforms are needed for an exhibit. Fort Sill's National Historic Landmark and Museum is asking people to donate the uniforms to be displayed in the museum.

Frank Lisa, the Exhibit Specialist, is hoping to modernize the exhibit. The one they’re working on opened back in the early 2000’s. Lisa hopes to add more uniforms worn by Native Americans and more about their culture.

"It's important,” he said. “The Native American culture and the Native Americans in the Army are important, so we're going to bring that to light."

He said they have a lot of clothing, but they don't have military uniforms, especially from World War II and on. When it's finished, there will be around 15 cases in the room.

"They will have everything from musical instruments, to actual music being played through speakers, hunting stuff, and clothing,” Lisa said. “Everything through WWI, Vietnam, Korea, everything like that."

He said the museum tries to take care of everything they get to ensure that it lasts a lifetime. He said the donated uniforms are returned they will look the same as when they were donated.

"If they have stuff sewn onto their uniforms, we won't take it off so their names will be on there,” Lisa explained. “We might put something about them in there, it just kinda depends."

The reason why they want more uniforms is to show how Native Americans contributed to the Army.

"If your grandfather served, or your father served, it's a good place to make sure those uniforms and stuff are taken care of and kept for 100 years," he said.

If you'd like to donate a uniform, call the museum's visitor center at 580-442-5123.  Lisa said they'll consider every uniform offered to them.

The exhibit is set to re-open next April.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:06:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key...

    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key moment in Marine Corps history.

  • Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:53:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:05:57 GMT
    Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

  • Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:05:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an...

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with the special counsel.

Powered by Frankly