Iowa State Memorial Union

Pride Veterans Lounge


Col. Harold E. Pride was the first director of the Memorial Union, 1927-59, and a veteran of both World War I and II, serving with the Army. The Veterans' Lounge is open 24 hours a day and is available to all Iowa State students.


The Colonel Pride Veterans' Lounge is dedicated to all those who honorable served their country and who were fortunate enough to return to ISU to share their experiences, wisdom, and strength. 

Major Funding for Furnishings

Thanks to: 2008-09 Graduate & Professional Student Senate

Flag Donors

US: Steve Satterlee, SGT Army, served 1988-92; Army National Guard 1992-96

Army: Dr. Thomas H. Hill, CPT Army, served 1972-76

Navy/Marines: Dr. Thomas, Class of 1978 & Martha Lagomarcino Gleason, Class of 1980

Coast Guard: LCDR Paul R Von Protz, USCG 1966-93 (retired)

Air Force: Larry Huisman, CPT U.S.A.F., served 1965-69; ISU Class of 1965

Army National Guard: Richard Reynolds, Memorial Union Director, in honor of CPT Kent Berry

Air National Guard: In memory of Albert O'Brien, T. Sgt./POW, Army Air Corps, WWII

Book Donor

Larry Huisman: Complete Histories of US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Army

Medals Display Donor

Jim Olberding: CPT Army, served 1965-76; ISU Class of 1963

Lounge Developed in Conjunction with:

ISU Chapter - Student Veterans of America

ISU Graduate and Professional Student Senate

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