At the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we document, preserve, and make available the stories of Wisconsin veterans and their families. As a museum, we’ve collected several stories from multi-generational Wisconsin families. This month we feature a military family from Couderay, Wisconsin, Mary Slisz-Chucka and her son Todd Haskell.
Mary Slisz-Chucka grew up in Couderay, enlisted in the Army in 1985, and subsequently was posted to Fort Lewis, Washington. Todd Haskell, born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, later returned to Couderay, Wisconsin, enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard in 2001, and then served two tours in Afghanistan on active duty.
The complete Mary Slisz-Chucka interview is found by clicking HERE and the complete Todd Haskell interview is found by clicking HERE. Both interviews are from the Tom Blumenberg Collection and are of part of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Collection.
Here are some of Mary's experiences:
RTN to School
Here are some of Todd's experiences:
RTN TO WISC.
Written by Luke D. Sprague, Oral Historian