KING, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Veterans Affairs has dedicated a monument in recognition of the 62 Wisconsin service members who have ever received a Medal of Honor.
The memorial was dedicated Friday in Waupaca County, just outside the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. It's in honor of those who received the nation's highest military honor.
A WLUK-TV report says dozens of veterans and residents turned out for the ceremony. One attendee was Gary Wetzel, a Vietnam veteran whose helicopter was shot down in 1968. Even though he was critically wounded he managed to ward off enemy fire and help save several of his crewmates.
Veterans Affairs officials say Wetzel is one of four Medal of Honor recipients still living in Wisconsin.
- Historic building project complete; now includes affordable housing
- Onalaska authorities continue to search for man on the run
- 'Candy Man' agrees to surrender medical license
- Wisconsin DPI considers easing license requirements to ease teacher shortage
- Annual Iverson Freking Awards handed out at luncheon
- Assembly speaker says his job is harder than governor's
- Alternative transportation forum looks to the future
- Highway 53 steering committee considering options for corridor development
- Toyota donates nearly $15,000 to La Crosse YWCA
- Buzz's Bikes building still looking for new owners