Our Gift Shop

The Ruptured Duck


The Ruptured Duck is the Honorable Service Lapel Button awarded to United States military service members who were discharged under honorable conditions during World War II. The award is sometimes colloquially called the Ruptured Duck.

We have a variety of items which can be purchased at the gift shop ranging from clothing to historical literature. We can ship some items for cost plus shipping and handling, please call (515) 252-4531 for details.

WWII Monopoly Game - $35

Our Used Book Store

The Museum also has a book store with a variety of items for sale including DVD movies. Most books are $2.00.

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
7105 Northwest 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 252-4531
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Admission is always free.