Pearl Harbor Remembered through Oral Histories

In this 14 minute clip, Thomas Butler, a quartermaster in the Navy, recounts his experience aboard the USS Tennessee on December 7, 1941. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Collection contains more than 15 interviews with veterans who were stationed at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. It also includes

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

Wednesday A.M. Dec. 12, 1917   Dear Father:- As I said in my night letter yesterday, we have been informed that we will be commissioned as soon as we get to France. One of our men went to Washington last week and through a friend (Major Smith) managed to see

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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, and the local population, establishing trust in treacherous times. Fluent in Arabic, Carnes connected intimately with the local people during his tour in Iraq in 2003. He recalls a conversation with an Iraqi civilian named

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

Tuesday Nov. 27, 1917   Dear Mother:- Yesterday’s letter was intended to take the place of the one I didn’t have a chance to write Sunday. Jack Bainbridge’s brother, wife and family are mighty fine people and were certainly nice to me.  The brother is about forty-one or so and

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William Stark and the Church Pennant

While serving aboard a landing craft (USS LCI (L)-23) in the Solomon Islands during World War II, William Stark of Waukesha was saved by what he must have believed was partly “divine intervention.” In 1943, when his landing craft beached to unload, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class William Stark was

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Fall 2017

Cover Story: USS Cole Bombing and the Road to 9/11 | Developing Art Programs

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USS Cole Bombing: The Road to 9/11

On the morning of October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen’s Aden harbor by two suicide bombers piloting a small boat loaded with an estimated 700 pounds of explosives. The subsequent blast tore a 40-by-60-foot gash in the side of the guided-missile destroyer, claimed the lives of

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

Sunday Oct 28th   Dear Folks:- The box containing the sweater and the candy came this morning.  Thank you for sending the sweater.  Thank Will for the candy, it sure tastes fine and I appreciate his thinking of me. There hasn’t been anything particularly new here this week.  We have

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TALKING SPIRITS: FOREST HILL CEMETERY TOUR PRESENTED BY THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Embling  (414) 270-7187 jembling@laughlin.com   TALKING SPIRITS: FOREST HILL CEMETERY TOUR PRESENTED BY THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM What:              Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XIX This annual event offers the public a chance to connect with the spirits of Wisconsin’s Civil War veterans and citizens buried at

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM AND PARTNERS TO HOST “WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM”

Contact: Karen Burch Senior Marketing Specialist  (608) 264-6086 karen.burch@dva.wisconsin.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM AND PARTNERS TO HOST “WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM” Conference marks centennial observance of WWI; National and international scholars examine Great War’s legacy MADISON, Wis. (Sept. 26, 2017) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum today

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