Milwaukee County War Memorial

Event: Wisconsin Remembers – A Face for Every Name

Wisconsin Wall of Faces

Willie Bedford

This photo of Milwaukee County resident Willie Bedford was the last of the Wisconsin soldiers pictures to be recovered.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: War Memorial Center, 2nd floor, Veterans Gallery
Cost: Parking and Event are Free.

Newspaper publisher Andrew Johnson, UWM journalism lecturer Jessica McBride, and former UWM journalism student Dylan Deprey will talk about the challenges – and ultimate success – of researching and finding the final photos of all the Wisconsin soldiers killed in Vietnam featured in the Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name project.

Johnson and his wife Laura became involved in the project after their son David was killed in 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while serving in the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The talk will take place in conjunction with the exhibit, which shows the photos of each of the 1,161 Wisconsin soldier who didn’t return home from the Vietnam War.

 

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