Vietnam soldiers who died in combat remembered in traveling exhibit

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MENOMONIE, Wisc. (WLAX) — Wisconsinites who fought and died during the Vietnam War will be the focus of a traveling museum exhibit coming to Dunn County this weekend.

“Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name” will be on display beginning Saturday at the Rassbach Museum in Menomonie. The traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum features 1,161 Wisconsinites who were killed fighting in one of America’s most controversial military conflicts.

“When you see all their faces together, all of sudden it creates a much deeper impact as to who these individuals were,” Melissa Kneeland of the Dunn County Historical Society said. “And like the exhibit says, it’s a tribute to lost potential; and that tribute really comes forward when you see all those faces.”

Kneeland collaborated with the Dunn County Veterans Service Office to bring more of the familiar names and faces to the project.

The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 26. It will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday, with veterans-only access from 9 to 11 a.m.

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