POW-MIA and League of Wives Exhibit
The POW/MIA & “A Face For Every Name” Exhibit will be at The Highground Museum through July 15, 2021, along with “The League Of Wives” Vietnam POW Exhibit which will be here on May 1!
The POW/MIA Exhibit offers insight Into America’s Prisoner of War and Missing in Action POW/MIA — History and experiences from WWII through the Vietnam War. Inside our gallery, you will see several displays highlighting many important stories of endurance, courage and sacrifice.
Also included is a special MIA Exhibit. This exhibit of Wisconsin’s MIAs that have still not returned home from the Vietnam War also represents all MIAs from all countries and all eras, as the pain of loss is universal.
We hope after your visit that you are inspired to continue to seek information on this history and involve yourself in ways to remember those who survived captivity as a POW, those who perished, those whose fates remain unknown and families that remain without closure.
We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Lunda Charitable Fund for sponsoring this Exhibit and for their outstanding Support of The Highground; the Reedsburg Area Historical Society for loaning us the excellent banner display of POW Camps in Wisconsin and the Midwest During WWII; and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum for the loan of “A Face For Every Name” Wisconsin Vietnam War KIAs banner display.
Thank you to the families and friends who support this exhibit by sharing their memories of loved ones who are still among the Wisconsin MIAs from the Vietnam War: Bill Hentz, Mike Riskowski, the Family of Paul Gee, the family of Paul Derby, the family of David Leet and the family of Albert Trudeau.
We are also incredibly thankful for our wonderful, hard-working exhibit volunteers — Barb Shain, Walt Wesenberg, Bonnie Henchen and Bill Lobeck.