Standard, 1st Cavalry

1st Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training Recruiting for the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry regiment was authorized in the summer of 1861. Camp Fremont at Ripon, WI, was designated as the rendezvous.  It became necessary to change the location and the camp was changed to Camp Harvey, Kenosha, WI, on the November 22, 1861.  Here

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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 the Hoocąk language. A leader of the Buffalo Clan, Ho-Chunk Nation, Mike served in the Vietnam War and received the Silver Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal with valor device for his actions while under

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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 the Fox Valley and the surrounding area. Additionally, we act as the dark archives for several interviews from that region of Wisconsin. These Fox Valley oral history interviews range from the current day back to World

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM TO UNVEIL A PIECE OF NEW COLUMBIA CLASS USS WISCONSIN NUCLEAR SUBMARINE

August 22, 2022 WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM TO UNVEIL A PIECE OF USS WISCONSIN NUCLEAR SUBMARINE 50ft Inflatable Submarine Replica on View on the Capitol Balustrade The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will be unveiling a piece of the new USS Wisconsin (SSBN 827) submarine in a ceremony on Saturday, August 27, 2022. 

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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 APPROACH.” My Mom included the cartoon on the right in a scrapbook she complied regarding my military service. Portions of the scrapbook are exhibited on a touch screen display in the “Souvenirs of Service” exhibit

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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 Wisconsin Veteran Micabil Diaz, who served in the United States Army from 1985 to 1997. Diaz grew up in Puerto Rico and came to Wisconsin to attend college. Diaz enlisted in the army in 1985

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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 was mobilized for service. As in the Civil War and other previous conflicts, women answered the call by volunteering as nurses. This exhibit concerns itself with two people and one unit with Wisconsin ties. Helen Bulovsky

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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 served with the Eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He participated in over 30 battles, narrowly avoiding wounds on several occasions. During the war, he became a rallying point to Union troops and an anathema to

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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 June 9, 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The I Am Not Invisible Project is an annual effort to photograph and interview women veterans. Click here for the current project website:

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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 ceremony Jan. 25, 2018, for approximately 75 Wisconsin members of the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation returning to Madison, Wis., after a nine-month Middle East deployment. The unit provided UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter airlift assets and

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