Tag Archive: Wisconsin

Eighth Graders March in Honor of a Peer


As eighth grade students at the University School of Milwaukee in Wisconsin begin their Vietnam War unit, their American history teacher, Chuck Taft, displays the photo of Jack Russell Smith. He asks if his… Continue reading

Honoring Two Lost Comrades


In 1998, Elmer Wetzel made his first trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and looked for the names of his buddies from the 196th Helicopter Assault Company. “I was crying… Continue reading

Honoring heroes; from the Civil War to the present


Jake Paltzer has the name of every man and woman from Outagamie County, Wis. who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War through today. He has memorialized… Continue reading