A new type of war for a new millennia, these conflicts go by many names: the War on Terror, the Iraq and Afghan Wars, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the men and women of Wisconsin responded with alacrity to the crisis. The Wisconsin National Guard again answered to call to active duty, with many units serving multiple tours. Other Badgers volunteered for service in different branches of service and have seen duty on a number of fronts. Over 32,000 men and women from Wisconsin have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and 115 have died.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum preserves the stories of Wisconsin’s role in the Persian Gulf War. An annotated bibliography of published works relating to Wisconsin’s role in the war includes first-hand accounts, memoirs, and books about the home front. Remember to search the museum’s collections to find artifacts, books, oral history interviews, letters, photographs, and more from Wisconsin Persian Gulf War veterans. Contact us if you have any questions or comments.