James M. Cocroft: Advocating for Veterans

James M. Cocroft, also known as “Groovy,” served in the United States Navy from August

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1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery

Recruitment, Training, and Active Service In June 1863 a battalion of four batteries of heavy

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1st Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery

Recruitment and Training The First Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (1st Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery)  was

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3rd Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Third Wisconsin Cavalry (3rd Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized at Camp Barstow

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2nd Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Second Wisconsin Cavalry (2nd Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized at Camp Washburn,

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4th Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry (4th Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized as the 4th

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William Rettenmund, Vietnam, 1966

Wisconsinites Serving During the Holidays

Serving in the United States military over the holiday season brings back poignant memories for

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Standard, 1st Cavalry

1st Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training Recruiting for the First Wisconsin Cavalry (1st Wisconsin Cavalry) regiment was authorized

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Ho-Chunk Nation Warrior Owen C. Mike

Ho-Chunk Warrior Owen C. Mike

This is the the story of Ho-Chunk warrior, Owen C. Mike, known as Jąąpwakącąk in

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FOX VALLEY VETERANS TELL THEIR STORIES

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) collects and publishes a substantial number of veteran interviews from

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GUEST BLOG BY RICK BERRY, VIETNAM VETERAN AND WVM VOLUNTEER

“…AND WHEN CHARLIE HAS THE GROUND UNIT SURROUNDED, WE USE WHAT WE CALL THE HIGH-OVERHEAD

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Micabil Diaz Talks About His Experience in Sarajevo

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month upcoming in September, we are featuring the story of

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Nurses at Base Hospital 22

Roses of No Man’s Land – Base Hospital 22

At the Outbreak of War: Army Nursing Corps During World War I, the entire nation

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Old Abe

Old Abe Wisconsin’s War Eagle

Old Abe, an icon in Wisconsin Civil War history was an American bald eagle who

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Beckel in IV training in AIT. WVM.OH2238

I AM NOT INVISIBLE 3.0: WOMEN VETERANS TELL THEIR STORIES

The Wisconsin I Am Not Invisible (IANI) women's veterans oral history project kicked off on

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Brig. Gen. Mark E. Anderson, Wisconsin's deputy adjutant general for Army, Chief Warrant Officer 5 William D. Krueck, the state's command chief warrant officer, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s senior enlisted advisor, welcome back Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Volk Field Air National Guard Base as they return following a deployment to support hurricane relief operations, Sept. 16, 2017. On Sept. 8, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed an executive order, which authorized the adjutant general to call elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to state active duty, as necessary. The 32nd IBCT and select other Wisconsin National Guard units were called to state active duty to assist Florida. 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment photo by Spc. Jared Saathoff/Released.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. 3781928. Public domain.

Wisconsin Rapids Mark E. Anderson Reflects on Iraq

Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson, Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Army, addresses Soldiers during a welcome-home

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Ghost Mountain Commander from Neillsville

On December 7, 1942, a year after the Pearl Harbor Attack, Herbert M. Smith of

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Virtual! Drink & Draw May 2022

Landscapes Gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we

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Marcia Gates Photo

Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan in the Lost Battalion

The fall of the Philippines in 1942 left a deep scar on the lives of

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Photo of J. Birney Dibble during the Korean War

Eau Claire Veteran J. Birney Dibble Recalls Korean War

During the Korean War, J. Birney Dibble, an Eau Claire, Wisconsin resident, served as a

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Virtual! Drink & Draw April 2022

Back to Basics Gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy

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Coulee Region Veteran Gary Castona Remembers

This blog post features extracts from an oral history interview with a Wisconsin veteran Gary

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Marcia Anderson, the Trailblazer

Today, in honor of women's history month, we release Marcia Anderson's oral history recording and

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FEB 2022 Virtual! Drink & Draw: Colored Pencils

Cold days, warm colors. Grab your colored pencils and draw images of the cold using

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William L. Sims: A Lifetime of Service

William L. Sims calm smile and collected manner belies a man whose herculean efforts empowering

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