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As the curator/consultant for the Cuero Heritage Museum for the last seven years, I don’t often have the privilege of meeting most of the people we showcase in an exhibit. Most have passed away; others no longer live in Cuero. Those chance meetings are rare, but ones that make what I do all the more important and rewarding. Most of the time, we meet their children or grandchildren, even a few great grandchildren. You can see the tears of pride well up in their eyes as they read a story or see a picture of their family member in an exhibit. That’s why I do what I do.
 
Last week while in Austin, I had the great honor of meeting the feature subject of the museum’s most recent military exhibit, the legendary Roland “Ken” Towery. Although he has slowed down considerably after a life that included military service in World War II where he was a prisoner of war suffering the effects of tuberculosis, it is nothing short of amazing that he just turned 91.
 
By Liz Heiser
Museum curator
 
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