Results tagged with 'veterans'
Published Sept. 23, 2015
During his eight years of military service, two tools helped Quan Caston connect with others: his knowledge of chess and his talent for drawing. Now a resident of the Amani neighborhood, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Caston decided that he wanted to contribute to a more peaceful community by teaching what has been beneficial to him, "starting with the children," but including their families.
Published May 21, 2015
On Tuesday night, there were three missing photos on the Wall of Faces list of Wisconsin fallen. But relatives of Carl Leslie Crowley and Rudolph Glenn Valenta have now provided photos that transform their names into something far more memorably human. Now that leaves Willie Bedford, the last man without a photo on the Defense Department's list of 1,161 service members from Wisconsin who died in Vietnam.
Published May 20, 2015
At the end of March, I wrote about the efforts of my UW-Milwaukee journalism students to find missing photos of Wisconsin service members who died in Vietnam. The search is part of a national effort to put a face with every name on the Vietnam Memorial wall in D.C. Our goal - and Johnson's goal - is that, by Memorial Day, Wisconsin will join that list of states and be able to say, "All of ours are found." With only four left, we are close.
Published May 5, 2015
A Fisher House provides free lodging for family members of service men and women who are being treated at a VA Hospital. Dan Buttery is being honored for his volunteer efforts to spearhead the drive to build one in Milwaukee.
Published March 30, 2015
For the past few weeks, I've been trying to find the photos of Wisconsin service members who died in Vietnam. My UWM journalism students are too. Maybe you can help.
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BloodCenter of Wisconsin is paying tribute to all those who save the day - our armed forces veterans as well as the everyday heroes who donate blood to help others in need. All attempting donors will receive a special "Honoring those who Save the Day" t-shirt -a gift to commemorate the ...
Saturday November 21st, 2009 - South Milwaukee, WI
One small step for me, one giant leap for my one man show idea. I was booked for a gig in South Milwaukee, WI tonight with and by my friend Steve DeClark. He’s always had a knack for putting comedy shows together in non trad...
Lonnie Randolph, state president of South Carolina's NAACP chapters, is just flat wrong when he touted that paying tribute to Confederate soldiers is the same as honoring Hitler. The comparison made great fodder for headlines, and the South's oldest daily, Charleston's Post and Courier, stripped ...
November 12th was Veteran’s Day. Every year it sneaks up on me, and brings with it a sort of melancholy. It has been 17 years since my service during the Gulf War. My wartime experience was not traumatic, relative to that of others in p...
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