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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
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. Marker is in the wayside that is southwest of the crossroads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hewitt WI 54441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); World's Largest Round Barn (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hamilton & Catherine Roddis House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); September 11th Patriots Day (approx. 4˝ miles away); Eli Winch House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tower Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Governor William H. Upham House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.