Military Spouses Day: Majil Steiner

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

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Grim Reaper

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager Part of fulfilling our museum’s mission to commemorate Wisconsin veterans

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Lincoln’s Railcar Plate

By: Andrea Hoffman (Collections Manager) In November of 1864, the United States Military Railroad’s car shop

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Mess Night at the Museum

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is pleased to announce a new quarterly event: MESS NIGHT AT

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A Story of a World War II Fighter Pilot Fritz Emil Wolf

By RICHARD WOLF, Guest Columnist, THE BUGLE Winter 2011 Cover Story (a Quarterly Publication of the WVM).

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Wisconsin Veterans Museum conducted its 2,000th interview for its Oral History Program

On July 10, 2015 the Wisconsin Veterans Museum conducted the 2,000th interview for the Wisconsin Veterans

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Making History by Guest Author SSG Sonia Buchanan

My decision to join the military came a little later in life than most. The

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Every Soldier is a Story Cpl Mitchell Red Cloud Jr

He was too weak to stand. But no one has ever stood taller.  North Korea,

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

“I am very happy about hering [sic] that you are back from the war, and

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John Greening: A Veteran in the Spotlight by Andrea Hoffman

This handmade variation on the Type B-1 Summer Flying cap was worn by the donor,

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Out of the Ordinary by Russ Horton

There are still service members who, for a variety of reasons, write the occasional letter with

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WWI Sheet Music by Laura Farley

WWI Sheet Music by Laura Farley When the United States entered WWI, sheet music was

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A Soldier’s Sacrifice by Emily Irwin

On January 1, 1866, Governor Lucius C. Fairchild delivered his inaugural address and emphasized the

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John Garrett: A Veteran in the Spotlight

Born on July 6, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, John W. Garrett was in a

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Together in War by Emily Irwin

Born twenty minutes apart in Kiel, Wisconsin, identical twins Willard and Wilbur Diefenthaler share a

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy by Emily Irwin

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, where an estimated 200 Wisconsin

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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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An Interview with Britain’s Foremost Military Historian and Defense Commentator by Michael Telzrow

Museum Director Michael Telzrow recently interviewed Allan Mallinson, one of Britain’s foremost military historians and

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Theresa M. Dischler: A WAAC’s Story

Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, plans were underway to form a military-affiliated organization

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The Price of a Name by Kevin Hampton

“The last terrible battle has reduced this brigade to a mere skeleton; there being scarcely

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Treasures in the Basement by Kevin Hampton

When Linda Olson found a box of military items in her parents’ basement in November

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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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World War WHERE? by Russ Horton

When Janesville native Louis Wayne Tyler was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War

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The Polar Bear Expedition by Andrea Hoffman

While France and Germany served as the battleground for the vast majority of Wisconsin troops

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The Archivist Chronicles: A Union Addition by Andrew Baraniak

The use of wallpaper as a substitute for newsprint was a common occurrence for some

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