Winter 2016

Cover Story: Entertaining the Troops in World War II | Remember Pearl Harbor

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Remembering Pearl Harbor The Story of Herbert “Herb” Buehl

By Jenna Madsen, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Assistant Curator Herbert “Herb” Buehl from Monroe, Wisconsin was in the Navy aboard the USS Arizona when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Herb served as an electrician in power distribution on the Arizona. His post was at the bottom of the center of the ship

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MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THE TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR XVIII

October 17, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (October 17, 2016) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s event Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVIII has received the following media coverage. Wisconsin State Journal (October 7, 2016)

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Like Angels in the Sky: A Combat Medic’s Story

  As I stepped off the plane into the dark Kuwaiti desert a wave of hot moist air hit me. I was in the Middle East, all of those months of endless training had led me to this. For the next three weeks we sat in Kuwait and tried to

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WISCONSIN CIVIL WAR UNIT BATTLE FLAG RETURNS TO HOME STATE

September 22, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WISCONSIN CIVIL WAR UNIT BATTLE FLAG RETURNS TO HOME STATE MADISON, Wis. (September 22, 2016) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum announced today that a descendant of a Civil War soldier from the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry  Regiment has donated a battle flag (guidon) to the

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Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVII Recap

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum would like to share the thank you cards from Ms. Alt’s 5th Grade class at Huegel Elementary (Madison) for the Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVII at Forest Hill Cemetery. We look forward to seeing more classes this October 4th-7th for Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVIII! Thank you to

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Fall 2016

Cover Stories: Old Abe Mystery Solved | Lawrence Roberts and his Sleepy Time Gal

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The Army Olympian: Carleton L. Brosius

By Russ Horton, Reference Archivist Wisconsin has a long and proud Olympic tradition—one that is often associated with the Winter Games. Athletes from the Badger State like Bonnie Blair, Eric Heiden, Dan Jansen, Mark Johnson, and others gained fame in speed skating and ice hockey. But ninety-six years ago, four

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FAMED BALD EAGLE MASCOT “OLD ABE” CONFIRMED AS MALE DNA TESTING OF MASCOTS FEATHERS ANSWERS 150 YEAR OLD DEBATE

July 14, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS YIELD CONCLUSIVE RESULTS MADISON, Wis. (July 14, 2016) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum and University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center Molecular Archaeology Group today announced that the Civil War bald eagle mascot “Old Abe” was a male, ending a 150

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MEDIA ALERT: WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER MOLECULAR ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP (MAG) TO SOLVE 150 YEAR OLD DEBATE BY REVEALING RESULTS OF DNA ANALYSIS

July 14, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS YIELD CONCLUSIVE RESULTS What:       Wisconsin Veterans Museum partners with UW-Madison Biotechnology Center Molecular Archaeology Group (MAG) at UW-Madison to announce results of DNA analysis testing gender of Civil War mascot “Old Abe” When:      10 a.m. Where:

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