Spc. Robert J. Cook of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin was born to Sandra L. Selheim and Douglas Cook and was kind, tough as nails, a leader, and a hero to the service of this country. He leaves behind his mother, Sandra Continue reading →
Maj. Mathew E. Schram, the fifth of six children of Earl and Sarah Schram, always wanted to be a soldier, said his older sister, Susan Kuske. He joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater before joining Continue reading →
BEAVER DAM â€” Barely a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. Marine Sgt. Kirk Straseskie penned a letter to his fellow soldiers voicing expectations of war and the possibility of dying.
Army Spc. Ryan P. Long was a fourth-generation soldier. He joined the Army after graduating in 1999 from Seaford (Del.) High School, where he was active in the Junior ROTC. He was deployed twice to Afghanistan. Long, 21, of Seaford, Continue reading →
PFC Anthony A. Gaunky, of Sparta, Wisconsin, always called Alex by his friends and family. He spent his early years in Mundelein, Illinois, before moving to Wisconsin after third grade. A happy teenager, he played the French Horn in the Continue reading →