The Oklahoma History Center is slated to unveil a special Saddam Hussein exhibit to mark the 10th anniversary of the former Iraqi dictator's capture.
Among the highlights of the display in Oklahoma City is a European-tailored service uniform worn by Hussein.
The exhibit— which also includes firearms and other items— will go on full display at the center later this month. It's open to the public.
Retired Army Lt. Col. and former Oklahoma lawmaker Steve Russell, who helped lead the hunt for Hussein, is loaning the collection to the center for the exhibit.
“For years I have kept low key about these artifacts,” Russell said in a statement. “I realize that they are an incredible part of our nation’s history that should be enjoyed by the public and hope the display will call to remembrance the soldiers wounded and lost during the hunt and capture of Saddam.”
Hussein was captured Dec. 13, 2003 and executed in 2006.
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