Near Camp Douglas in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk
Location. 43° 55.605′ N, 90° 15.776′ W. Marker is near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located near the Wisconsin National Guard Museum inside Volk Field / Camp Williams military base; beyond the security checkpoint, on Independence Drive, west of Wisconsin Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Independence Drive, Camp Douglas WI 54618, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument (within shouting Wisconsin Military Reservation (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castle Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. 2.9 miles away); New Lisbon Civil War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Mrs Salter Killed Here (approx. 8.7 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Douglas.
Also see . . .
1. Volk Field. History. (Submitted on December 20, 2010.)
2. Volk Field Air National Guard Base. Wikipedia entry. "Bear Incident. During the Cuban missile crisis a majority of B-47 bombers with capability to drop nuclear payloads were "dispersed" to Volk to make it harder for the Soviets to threaten USAF assets... the Klaxon sounded which ordered nuclear armed F-106A interceptors to take off... they believed World War III had started." (Submitted on December 20, 2010.)
Categories. • War, Korean •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.