Local Author Shares Stories Of Wisconsin MIA Soldiers, The History Of Memorial Day

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What started as a school research paper idea has become a published book for one young Wisconsinite. We hear about her experience gathering the stories of all 37 soldiers who went missing in action during the Vietnam War. We also talk to a historian about the history of Memorial day.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Erin Miller Guest
  • Kenneth C. Davis Guest

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