When Michelle M. Witmer was 10 years old, she told her two sisters she wanted to be a hero. “Seriously, I could push someone off a bridge and save them”,the little girl told her identical twin Charity and older sister Continue reading →
In high school, Ryan M. Jerabek ran track, was an honor student and enjoyed working on computers. He joined the Marines a month after graduation and dreamed of returning to the school to teach world history.
Growing up in rural Wisconsin Jesse Thiry was an typical all-American. He grew up on his familyâ€™s farm, one of eight children, and was engaged to marry his high school sweetheart. Thiry was a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School, where Continue reading →
Private First Class Sean Michael Schneider was from Janesville, Wisconsin. He graduated from Janesville Craig High School in 2000 and worked for a concrete company, but wanted to do more. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he decided Continue reading →
When Spc. Bert E. Hoyer enlisted in the Army Reserves, he was looking for a way to pay for college. But he discovered he liked the reserves and talked about re-enlisting. “He was proud of what he was doing, and Continue reading →
A Wisconsin soldier from Lena who specialized in civil affairs was killed after only two weeks in Iraq when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy, authorities and family members said Tuesday.
Chris Splinter, raised on a farm in Platteville, WI, was a man with strong personal values. His father, Virgil, taught him the importance of hard work, integrity and discipline. From his mother, Barbara, Chris learned compassion and kindness. His 11 Continue reading →