Near Camp Douglas in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1863.
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. Marker is located near the Wisconsin National Guard Museum inside Volk Field / Camp Williams military base; beyond the security checkpoint, on Independence Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Independence Drive, Camp Douglas WI 54618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Douglas.
Also see . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.