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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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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Japanese Propaganda in World War II

By Russell Horton, Reference Archivist When thousands of Wisconsin soldiers, part of the 32nd “Red

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Vietnam Veterans Day

On March 29, 1973, the last US combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam, and the last prisoners of war

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Military Appreciation Month by Ellen Brooks

“It takes about eight or ten people behind the lines to support one person in

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A Veteran’s First Vehicle: Incorporating the Automobile into the Army during WWI

By Bobby Brito, Oral History Intern The Great War inaugurated the twentieth century, while the

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In Celebration of Women’s History Month

by Ellen Brooks, Oral Historian On January 7, 2016 I had the pleasure of interviewing

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Holiday Greetings from the Field by Mary Kate Kwasnik

A wise man once crooned that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

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“Walking Point with London” by Kylee Sekosy

Just as servicemen and women often befriend one another, war dogs and their handlers often

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In Recognition of Aviation Month – The Story of Robert Balliet

By Jeff Javid, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Archives Assistant Robert Balliet of Appleton, Wisconsin served with

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Listening to Learn: Oral Histories from Women in Service

By Ellen Brooks, Oral Historian 2018 marks seventy years since the passage of the Women’s

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Helen Bulovsky-The Wild Nightmare

by Kevin Hampton, Curator of History   “…the thing that seems to do the boys

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The Life and Letters of World War I Aerial Observer Lt. Mortimer M. Lawrence – January 1918

No. 1 Det. Aerial Observers A.E.F.   Dear Folks:- This is not going to be

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Pearl Harbor Remembered through Oral Histories

In this 14 minute clip, Thomas Butler, a quartermaster in the Navy, recounts his experience

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The Life and Letters of World War I Aerial Observer Lt. Mortimer M. Lawrence – December 1917

Christmas Day Dec. 25, 1917   Dear Mother:- Received your night letter this morning.  Thank

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Jeff Carnes: Veteran in the Spotlight

As a military linguist, Jeff Carnes provided a critical link between American troops, foreign forces,

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