Recognizing a Local Hero: War Memorial Center Honors Gary Wetzel as Part of New Exhibit

From the City of South Milwaukee Facebook page

Last week, Gary Wetzel was honored as a part of the War Memorial Center‘s new Wisconsin Medal of Honor Exhibit. Wetzel, a South Milwaukee resident, is one of 64 Wisconsinites who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Wetzel served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Johnson on November 19, 1968.

John Litchford, Chief of the South Milwaukee Fire Department, and a Marine Corps veteran, was present to honor Wetzel.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Wetzel on this honor and in thanking him for his service.

Also, check out more about Gary and his service from my blog post in 2018, when we declared it Gary Wetzel Day in South Milwaukee. And here is coverage from 2017, when we welcomed home Gary from the hospital after a serious motorcycle crash.

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One response to “Recognizing a Local Hero: War Memorial Center Honors Gary Wetzel as Part of New Exhibit

  1. Rick Lofy

    Congratulations Gary!!!! Rick

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