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Special Thanks for Military Artifacts Display at VetFest

VetFest 2017: Military Artifacts Display

VetFest featured an extensive artifacts exhibit that traced the evolution of U.S. military uniforms, equipment and personal effects, with items from every battle era from the U.S. Civil War through the Iraq War.

Items were loaned by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the UWM Center for Nursing History, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and private collections from Carlos Munoz, a U.S. Army veteran with three combat deployments to Iraq and a humanitarian mission to Haiti, and from U.S. Army veteran Luis Gonzalez, who served with the Scout Platoon inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

The exhibit was curated by graduate students from the UW–Milwaukee Museum Studies program, Sarah Carlson, Victoria Pagel and Jack Zwiefelhofer. Special thanks to Ben Barbera, curator and operations manager, Milwaukee County Historical Society; Dr. Laurie Glass, UWM professor emerita and director of the Center for Nursing History, UW–Milwaukee College of Nursing; and Gregory Krueger, curator of exhibits, Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

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