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World War I
(1914 – 1918)
(U.S. Allied 1917 - 1918)

Verner G. Branlund

August Hurtig

Floyd Wren

Frank, Joseph & Peter Fonferek

U. S. Civil War
(1861 - 1865)

Edward Scofield

Spanish - American War

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Lorenz Borgwardt
age 18

3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Battalion awaits orders to charge the Spanish

On August 12, the 3rd Wisconsin moved into position to aid in the assault at the next point of opposition on its march - Aibonito. As the forces were forming for this assault the following morning, word arrived of that an armistice had been declared and the fighting had ended.

The 3rd Wisconsin returned home on September 18th, 1898. The Spanish American War ended on December 10, 1898 with the Treaty of Paris.


Total Strength of regiment -------1353
Killed in Action------------------2
Died of disease-------------------41
Wounded in Action---------------2


Coamo, Puerto Rico-----------------Aug. 9, 1898
Arbonith Pass, Puerto Rico----------Aug. 12, 1898
Korean War
(1950 - 1953)

Vincent Libassi

Joseph James Fonferek

Valentine T Warrichaiet


War of 1812
(1812 - 1814)

(Veterans who moved to Oconto County, which was established 1851)

Philippine - American War
(1899 - 1902)

Vietnam War
(1959 - 1975)

David Cross

Persian Gulf War
(1990 - 1991)

War in Afghanistan
(2001 - present)

Iraq War
(2003 - 2011)

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