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Mess Night

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome author COL (Ret) Ray Boland, who will be talking about his book, When The Bugle Calls, A Soldiers Memoir. Ray’s story includes experiences from 30 years of service with the U.S. Army during peacetime and combat in Vietnam, with events ranging from triumph to tragedy. It addresses the little-known realities a career soldier and his family must confront that we seldom hear of. Ray also offers his perspective of a 50-year period of history that changed America.

Each MESS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM features a guest speaker, topic, dinner, drinks, and time to socialize before and after the talk. Registration will be required before the event. Join us as we transform this historic naval tradition into our own.

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • 5:30-6:15 – Happy Hour
  • 6:15-7:00 – Dinner
  • 7:00-8:00 – Presentation


This event is suitable for all ages.

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of our 2024 Mess Night Series Sponsor Melinda V. Heinritz in memory of her father, James L. Vogler, U.S.A.F. and Supporting Sponsor Edgewood College Military & Veteran Services.


June 27
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W. Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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