A video interview with Brigadier General Robert Andrew Cocroft

Written by Oral Historian Luke D. Sprague Robert A. Cocroft graduated from North Division High

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Wisconsin Was There: Desert Storm Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Persian Gulf War, Part II

After over a month of the air campaign, with a final ultimatum for Iraqi forces

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Wisconsin Was There: Desert Storm Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Persian Gulf War, Part I

 On 24 February 1991, after 40 consecutive days of around-the-clock aerial campaign, the ground offensive

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February 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw

Welcome to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s February 2021 Drink & Draw. We always enjoy sharing Valentines

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Stories of a M.A.S.H. Dr. in the Buna Campaign

This blog post from Gregory Krueger our curator of exhibits, is based on a written

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Wisconsin’s veterans remember 9/11

Written by Luke D. Sprague, Oral Historian Those of us who are old enough remember

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January 2021 Virtual! Drink & Draw

DAZZLE CAMOUFLAGE There’s nothing better than starting the new year with a little dazzle. Join

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Lieutenant John D. Winner

While May 8, 1945 marked the end of World War II in Europe, it also

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DECEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL! DRINK & DRAW

Holiday Greetings It looks like we will all be staying home this year for the

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World War WHERE?

By Russell Horton Reference Archivist When Janesville native Louis Wayne Tyler was drafted into the

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Suffrage Through Service: How Military Service Expanded Voting Rights

By Russell Horton Reference Archivist Throughout U.S. history, men and women in the military have

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Just a Few C.B.I. G.I.s Back from the War

Written by Andrea Hoffman, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Collections Manager With the European and Pacific Theaters garnering most

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Indigenous Wisconsin Veterans

By Russell Horton Reference Archivist The Indigenous Peoples of Wisconsin have a long and proud history

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Remembering the USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary

    Pierside Ceremony and Wreath Dedication Norfolk, VA Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 beginning at

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Evolution of Absentee Voting from the Civil War to WWII

By Russell Horton Reference Archivist World War II brought changes to many aspects of the

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OCTOBER 2020 VIRTUAL! DRINK & DRAW

UPSIDE DOWN DRAWING Sometimes the world feels like it is turned upside-down, so let’s draw

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Origins of Absentee Voting

By Russell Horton Reference Archivist …justice seems to demand that they should be rewarded in

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September 2020 Virtual! Drink & Draw

Cartoons and Comedic Relief- PART II Here’s your opportunity to be an “artist-in- residence” at

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Victory in the Pacific Part VI: A Better World Shall Emerge

  Four days after Emperor Hirohito’s broadcast, a delegation of Japanese officials flew via Ie

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Service, Sacrifice, Incomplete Citizenship

  Most people who have studied World War I history are aware of the horrors

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Hiroshima Aftermath

Wisconsin and the Bombing of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima became the first victim of an atomic attack. For the

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Part V: THE END OF THE WAR

On June 18, the day General Buckner was killed, President Harry Truman met with his

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August 2020 Virtual! Drink and Draw

Cartoons and Comedic Relief Here’s your opportunity to be an “artist-in- residence” at our virtual

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JULY 2020 VIRTUAL! DRINK & DRAW

Navy Week 2020 July 13-17, 2020 is Navy Week in Madison. This year, the programs

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What’s It All For? a Reflection on Empathy and Our National Discourse

Written by Kevin Hampton, Curator of History This time of year, with patriotic holidays like

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