The Iowa Veterans' Perspective

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We Tell Veteran's Stories

Meet Robert Savereide! He is a WWII Veteran and a native of Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa. He served as an officer in the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division and spent most of the war in France. Watch this 96 year old veteran tell the story of his service and share his piano playing talent.

Our Mission

Sharing Stories of Service

Our mission is to help preserve our nation's history through the stories of our veterans. We empower Iowa's youth to participate in the creation of these videos and to be a part of something bigger than themselves. We all work together to capture these stories before they are lost with the veterans who carry them. 

Here at The Iowa Veterans’ Perspective Charitable Foundation we understand what it is to be a veteran and want to share that with people.  Veterans walk beside us, some we know, some we don’t. In Iowa alone, there are more than 240,000 veterans. These hometown heroes fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq — some are still fighting overseas right now. Each and every veteran has a story to share. Their stories tell us more than a history book ever could. Their experiences can deepen our understanding of war. Accounts that show us a period of time we have not lived.  

Vietnam Veteran Montage

Here is a video I created for the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum. I love the description of the relationship between pilots and ground troops. I also think this compilation really shows what some of them still go through while telling their story. This was one of the first Vietnam videos I did, but it is still one of the most powerful to me. Now I would like to share these stories with you.

Who We Help

Marty Douglas

For Veterans

For veterans, we are an avenue for sharing stories you’ve kept to yourself. We are a way for you to share some of your history with others. We are a cathartic outlet, encouraging you to talk about some of what you try to forget — even if it’s what you need to remember.   

For Education

For teachers, students and the general public, we are a resource for deeper learning. History books go only so far. We can learn so much more by listening to others and their experiences — and gain deeper meaning from doing so.    

For Family

For families and friends of veterans, we are a keepsake of your loved one’s past. We are a channel for their stories — some you’ve heard, others you haven’t. We are a way to honor their service and their life, for generations to come.