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Barton County Museum receives rare gift

Barton County ‘mustang’ remembered

Maj. Bernard “Barney” J. Prosser served in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1979. The veteran of both the Korean and the Vietnam wars grew up in rural Barton County, and in retirement returned to farm life near Odin, bringing his life full circle. His military dress uniform and c...

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Recently, the Barton County Historical Society Museum received an exceptional gift from the Prosser family of Barton County.  The surviving brothers of  Maj. Bernard “Barney” J. Prosser, USMC (Ret.) gifted his military dress uniform jacket, complete with his many medals of commendation earned over a career spanning 31 years, hat and dress gloves.  
“This is rare to receive both the uniform and the medals together,” said Beverly Komarek, BCHSM director.
The museum learned the Prossers chose to bestow the gift to them because it not only had a hometown connection to the family, it also had the climate control necessary ...

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