Near Marshfield in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Prisoners of War
A total of 142,227 Americans were captured and held as prisoners of war during both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam, including 1,929 Wisconsinites. Some 15,190 U.S. service personnel died in captivity, almost three-quarters of them in Japanese hands during World War II.
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 295.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker
Location. 44° 35.83′ N, 90° 10.884′ W. Marker is near Marshfield, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 13 and U.S. 10, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 13. Click for map. Marker is in the wayside that is southwest of the crossroads. Marker is in this post office area: Hewitt WI 54441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine 2442 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell (approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing); World's Largest Round Barn (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hamilton & Catherine Roddis House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); September 11th Patriots Day (approx. 4.5 miles away); Eli Winch House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tower Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marshfield.
Categories. • War, World II •
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