Museum welcomes first Mission Continues fellow

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TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum welcomes James Harter as its first Mission Continues fellow. The Mission Continues provides an opportunity for veterans to find purpose through community impact projects and service. Harter will begin service at the museum on July 25, and be assigned there until January 2017.

Harter will be working with the museum to help write and prepare education programs that will be available to schools located in the Miami Valley along with a key organizer for an upcoming Korean War Veterans appreciation program.

Harter. 29, served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry mortar man, then as a weapons instructor at the division training center located at Camp Lejuene, N.C.. Harter served from 2008 to 2012. The father of three children, he is currently a full-time student at Urbana University working toward a degree in education with hopes of becoming a history teacher.

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum was established in 2009 as a way to honor, preserve, and perpetuate the contribution that American veterans made while in service. The museum is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. and hosts a monthly breakfast meeting the first Wednesday of each month that includes guest speakers.

For more information about the Miami Valley Veterans Museum or current information on upcoming speakers and events, please visit

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