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Near Johnson Creek in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Service to Their Country

 
 
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By Paul F, October 21, 2010
1. In Service to Their Country Marker
Inscription.  Wisconsin contributed significantly to the military activities of the United States since it became a state in 1848. During the Civil War, for instance, Wisconsin made a major contribution to support the Union. About 50% of Wisconsin’s adult male population served in the Civil War, a percentage exceeded only by the service of state citizens during World War II, when more than 80% of Wisconsin’s adult male population served in the military. Moreover, the mobilization of Wisconsin’s domestic economy during 1941-1945 added tens of thousands of women and teenagers to the numbers of state citizens who assisted in the American was effort.
Wisconsin
Military Action - Residents in Service - Deaths
Civil War (1861-1865) - 91,379 - 12,216
Spanish-American War (1898-1899) - 5,469 - 134
Mexican Border Service (1916) - 4,168 - 0
World War I (1917-1918) - 122,215 - 3,932
World War II (1941-1945) - 332,200 - 7,980
Korean War (1950-1953) - 132,000 - 801
Vietnam War (1958-1975) - 165,400 - 1,238
Lebanon and Grenada (1982-1983) - 400 - 4
Panama (1989-1990) - 520 - 1
Persian Gulf (1990-1992)
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By Paul F, October 21, 2010
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- 10,400 - 12
 
Erected 1992 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 313.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.231′ N, 88° 49.408′ W. Marker is near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Interstate 94 3˝ miles west of Wisconsin Highway 26, on the right when traveling west. Rest Area No. 14, westbound I-94, Jefferson County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson Creek WI 53038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 94th Combat Infantry Division (a few steps from this marker); Princess Burial Mound (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mamre Moravian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anne Pickett (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pioneer Aztalan (approx. 2.2 miles away); Aztalan Mound Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Aztalan (approx. 2.4 miles away); Drumlins (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
In Service to Their Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 21, 2010
3. In Service to Their Country Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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