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Honoring A South Milwaukee Hero

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“I’m just a caretaker, a soldier doing his job.”

Those are the humble words of a real hero, South Milwaukee resident Gary Wetzel. Gary, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War, was named Milwaukee County Veteran of the Year today and had a street sign and monument dedicated in his honor. I was honored to be a small part of the ceremony — and am incredibly thankful for his sacrifice and the sacrifice of all our veterans. We should all be thankful for their service, not just today but every day.

Thanks for calling South Milwaukee home, Gary


Filed under Community, Milwaukee County, South Milwaukee

Headlines: South Milwaukee Plays Role In Heroin Bust, Honor For Local Veteran And More

A couple good news stories involving South Milwaukee this week …

First, the South Milwaukee Police Department was credited for its role in a major heroin bust on Tuesday. Check out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here, and here is WISN coverage.

The SMPD was one of 10 agencies called out by District Attorney John Chisholm at a press conference.

And a South Milwaukee Medal of Honor recipient is getting a terrific honor. Gary Wetzel, named Milwaukee County Veteran of the Year this week, is getting a street named after him in front of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. Learn more here … and congratulations to Gary for this honor. It’s well-earned and well-deserved.

And check out these other headlines …

Also, NOW has published a new police blotter.


Filed under Headlines, South Milwaukee