MADISON, Wis. (March 5, 2015)– The Wisconsin Veterans Museum today announced that it will host “The Life of a Scout Sniper in Iraq” presentation, featuring Milwaukee-native and 1st Sgt. Timothy La Sage on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
La Sage was stationed in the Iraqi city of Ramadi as a scout sniper in 2004, before Chris Kyle of American Sniper fame. His presentation will include a first-hand account of his experiences in “The Most Dangerous City,” leading up to the events depicted in the popular film.
“Mr. La Sage has served our country bravely and we are honored to have him speak about his experiences during this special event,” said Michael Telzrow, director of the museum. “I invite the whole community to come out and join us as we listen to this American hero’s story.”
La Sage joined the Marine Corps in 1992 and was part of an elite security and anti-terrorism unit tasked with guarding and recapturing U.S. Embassies in distress. He has logged multiple combat deployments and earned two Purple Hearts, three Navy Commendation medals and two Navy Marine Corps Achievement medals for life-saving actions.
The free event is open to the public and will take place at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (30 W. Mifflin St, Madison). For more information, visit www.wisvetsmuseum.com/events.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across from the State Capitol. For more information, visit www.wisvetsmuseum.com.