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Gather Stories of Your Family’s Veterans with Research Resources from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Genealogy, or learning about one’s ancestors, has been growing in popularity lately with the addition

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Part III: Okinawa: Decision at Shuri

   One hundred feet below Shuri Castle, in the tunnel that functioned as Ushijima’s headquarters,

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Virtual Drink and Draw

Francis Brewster Elmer Homburg: B-24 Liberator     Roberta Wells     Norbert S. Szymczak

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Victory in Europe, 1945

By the last day of April 1945, it was clear that Allied victory over Nazi

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Month of the Military Child: Augustus Patchin and Family

By Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist  The Wisconsin Veterans Museum focuses on preserving the

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Sergeant Beauford T. Anderson

Born July 6, 1922, in Eagle, Wisconsin, Beauford T. Anderson had turned 19 years old

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Part II: Okinawa: The Battle Builds

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle

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Elizabeth O’Hara Baehr

  Serving Those Who Served: Immense Personal Satisfaction and Incredible Hardship Guest Author, Assistant Gift

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Part I: Okinawa: Genesis of a Battle

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle

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“These Numbers All Mean Something”

By Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist  “I’ve got documents that I brought out of

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Rearguard at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, the 7th

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Robert C. McCoy at the Battle of Buna

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History Robert C. McCoy of Sparta, Wisconsin came from a

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A Son’s Service

More than 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served in the military during World War I,

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A Shared Experience

By: Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager While there are numerous reasons Wisconsin residents have joined the

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The Story of One Wisconsin WASP: Happy Landings, the Jeanette Kapus Story

Whether they were WACs, SPARs, WAVES, or WASPs, no witty acronym or cute nickname could

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The Life-Saving Gift to Majil Steiner

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager On November 21, 1944, the B-29 “Snafuperbomber” with the 40th

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Veteran Sweethearts~Rose Jrolf and Fred Ray

Part of the Rose Ray WVM Collection  This formal portrait is of Rose Jrolf and

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World War II Sweethearts~Thomas F. Diener & Betty Gene Dealy

Part of the Thomas F. Diener WVM Collection  Thomas F. Diener, a Milwaukee native who

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If Dreams Come True…~The Wanserski Family

Part of the George Wanserski WVM Collection by Laura Farley This is a love story

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Liaison Officer Karl Hanson

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits After completing the Armor Officer’s Basic Course, where he

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Poetry and Proverbs

By Russell Horton, Reference Archivist “If I die a prisoner of war, I would like

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Remember Pearl Harbor

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager Certain pivotal events in our nation’s history have remained “where

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Finis la Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On this Veterans Day, we mark the 100th anniversary

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Harold Schmitz

By Yvette Pino, Traveling Art Exhibit Coordinator In June 1942, Milwaukee artist Harold F. Schmitz

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Here Lies Lieutenant Wemple

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits At the start of the Civil War, Union forces

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