Senator (VA) Charles J. Colgan Devoted to Family, Dedicated Public Servant, U.S. Army Air Corps WW II Veteran and Loyal Friend & Founding Supporter of the Freedom Museum. We wish to publicly acknowledge the longstanding, unfettered support and unselfish dedication of Senator Colgan in behalf of the Freedom Museum throughout these many years. Senator Colgan’s.. read more →

Lance Corporal Eli Tice USMC Eli Tice grew up around Charlestown, West Virginia.  His grandfather was a Marine, his Dad and older brother are Marines, so there was no doubt in Eli’s mind, he was going to be a Marine.  At 17, with the permission of his parents, he signed up. September 7th 2008, he.. read more →

Private James W. Keys, a soldier from Prince William County, served in the famous “Wildcat Division” in World War I. He used scraps of paper and a tiny blue notebook to vividly detail his experiences. The following is the last chapter in his diary describing the final hours of the “Great War” as seen through.. read more →

William Baker’s wife, Nellie, donated his collection of model airplanes to the Freedom Museum. With the models came a copy of his war diary. William was a B-24 bombardier and flew 47 missions as a member of the 98th Bomb Group. He was from Virginia (Norton) and went through the various training schools that were.. read more →

S/Sgt Monaghan’s Final Flight March 25th 1945 The Maruson crew, with S/Sgt Monaghan flying as right waist gunner, was flying in the high right element lead ship position of the Lead Squadron with Lt. Kaiser’s plane on the right wing in the formation join-up plan during Group-assembly operations. After the collision, the Markuson plane, B-24.. read more →