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Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Winnebago Indians

 
 
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By Keith L, June 27, 2010
1. Winnebago Indians Marker
Inscription.
Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam Chapter
D. A. R.
In recognition of the Loyalty & Patriotism
of the
Winnebago Indians
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Corporal Foster DeCorah
Robert DeCorah Jesse Thompson
Mike Standing Water Dewey Mike
Nelson R. DeLaRonde James Greengrass
1919

 
Erected 1919 by Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam Chapter, D. A. R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 44° 23.495′ N, 89° 49.484′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from 1st Street near Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the east riverbank of the Wisconsin River in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids”
Winnebago Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 7, 2009
2. Winnebago Indians Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Corenso North America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Myron "Grim" Natwick (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Daly House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Dr. Byron Robinson (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
 
More about this marker. "The monument, provided by the Ahdawagam Chapter of the D. A. R., has been in readiness for some time, awaiting the completion of the improvements now under way on the west bank of the river, just south of the [Grand Avenue] bridge, where it is to be placed [for the July Fourth, 1923 dedication]. It is a large granite boulder inscribed with... seven members of the Winnebago tribe who died in the service of the United States during the war."

Corporal Foster DeCorah and Private Robert DeCorah were Killed in Action on August 1, 1918. (Corporal Foster DeCorah, who was killed in the Argonne while at the head of an advancing party of American soldiers, was far beyond military age, but was allowed to join the army. Three of
Nearby World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 7, 2009
3. Nearby World War II Memorial

In Memory Of All World War II Veterans

This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.

Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy, yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them giving on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.

The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
his sons served in the same command, one being killed at the same time as his father.) Private Jesse Thompson was Killed in Action on October 10, 1918. Mike Standing Water died on the transport ship Leviathan enroute to France (April, 1918). Private Dewey Mike died from wounds on August 30, 1918. Private Nelson DeLaRonde was Missing in Action (September, 1918). James Greengrass was gassed on a battlefield, came home, and later died.

—excerpts from Grand Rapids Tribune; June 12, 1919 & Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; June 5, 1923 and other sources.

"Twenty-five Wisconsin Winnebago men volunteered for the First World War, serving in the 128th Infantry, Company D, 32nd Red Arrow Division; Mauston, Wisconsin.

The fine example set by these men is worthy of exceptional praise because they were not even considered full fledged citizens of the United States at the time of their service."

—excerpt from monument located at the Volk Field Headquarters; Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.

Foster DeCorah is buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Picardie, France; Plot B, Row 4, Grave 33.
Jesse Thompson is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France; Plot B, Row 15, Grave 8.
Mike Standing Water is buried at Mather, Wisconsin.
Dewey Mike is buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Picardie, France; the remains
World War II Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 27, 2010
4. World War II Veterans Memorial
may be transferred to Wisconsin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker about Winnebago Indians.
 
Also see . . .
1. Native Americans and the U.S. Military. "American Indians have participated with distinction in United States military actions for more than 200 years. Their courage, determination, and fighting spirit were recognized by American military leaders as early as the 18th century." (Submitted on April 7, 2009.) 

2. World War II Stories - In Their Own Words: Donald C Boyd. My Father served with the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, 128th Infantry Regiment, Cannon Company. He fought in the Pacific Theater Leyte, Luzon, and most notably, The Villa Verde Trail where he received the Bronze Star. He is now 82 years old and in good health. A short interview with my Dad may be viewed at this link. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Matthew Boyd of Swanton, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
 
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