The Home makes no history; it rather embalms it. Living history haunts its shades, and reposes in the breasts of the heroes of many battles.Here a grateful people come to read in living letters the story of the last great fight for liberty, and learn its value at the price it cost.The precious records are there; the Home is the casket that cherishes and preserves them.And when, as the years go by, the cemetery shall have folded to its motherly breast the last tired survivor, and closed the book, as with a golden clasp, let future generations, as they visit this hallowed spot, keep ever green in memory the history it contains.
History of Milwaukee, 1881
Since 2002 family members and friends have shared stories and photographs of the servicemen and women buried in Wood National Cemetery. We offer just a few of the tens of thousands of stories that reveal the courage and honor of those who rest in this hallowed ground.
- Theodore J. Bressars, World War II
- Walter Buboltz, World War II
- Eugene J. Conole, Word War II
- Henry Daniel, Spanish American War
- Joseph John Delvis, World War II
- John Denlein, Sr., Civil War
- Donald P. Chyla Gorski, World War II
- Richard Joseph Gradian, Vietnam War
- LaVerne Alwood Johnson, World War II
- Royal J. Klein, World War II, Korean War
- Germaine Mary (Skibinski) Krawczyk, World War II
- Anson Linscott, Civil War
- Frank Lee Morris, Korean War
- John Ryan, Civil War
- John Stein, Indian Wars
- Frank Winkler, Vietnam War
Thanks to Laura Rinaldi for initiating this project and to Katherine Mann Weisse and Kelly Underwood for editing and organizing the biographical entries.
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