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Wisconsin in World War II

Local Author Honors the Dead

Oct. 23, 2009
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Wisconsin has contributed men (and eventually women) to every American war since 1812. In The Wisconsin 3,800 (Dog Ear Publishing), Milwaukee researcher Tom Mueller explores the Badger State’s casualties in World War II.

The book uncovers some interesting facts. Our first death in that war occurred over a year before Pearl Harbor, a merchant marine who died off the coast of North Africa and is buried in Tunisia. Only one Wisconsin woman died under enemy fire, but others gave their lives under other circumstances. As with Vietnam, many servicemen remain missing in action.

Mueller goes in depth with the often-interesting stories of particular casualties, and provides many leads for readers hoping to track down the wartime records of their ancestors.

Mueller will speak and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 at the American Legion Post at 9327 S. Shepard Ave. The Wisconsin 3,800 can be ordered from the author at: the wisconsin3800@gmail.com.


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