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VA police officer Cole KantnerAppleton VA cop's quick action helps rescue child
An Appleton VA police officer is credited with helping rescue an 18-month-old child following his quick response to a law enforcement alert. When he noticed the vehicle two cars ahead, training and experience took over.
A Veteran receives a flannel shirt as a door prize from one of the dozens of volunteers.Doc's holiday show for Vets rolls on
When “Doc” Dentice decided to throw a holiday party for his fellow Veterans on a winter day in 1988, the former Army medic figured it was a one-shot deal. He miscalculated by roughly three decades.
A GE volunteer decorates a holiday treeGE volunteers foster holiday spirit for Veterans
From a relatively low-key first effort five years ago by 35 participants, the holiday decorating at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center included more than 300 volunteers from GE Healthcare fanning out to decorate 23 areas.
Ken WasemillerMilwaukee VA opens expanded Emergency Department
For Ken Wasemiller, his work on the expanded Emergency Department at the Milwaukee VA was a labor of love. The Army Veteran's firm was the primary contractor on the project that will almost double emergency capacity.
Mark Duran with his painting of the Korean WarArtist remembers Forgotten War
Although Mark Duran’s military service is more than six decades removed from the Korean War, the Army Veteran is using his artistic talents to help others remember the “Forgotten War.”
Bucks player Brook Lopez serves dinner to VeteransBucks serve up home cooking
With a hot start at the new Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Bucks are enjoying an early stretch of home cooking. And, they shared both the basketball and culinary side of that with a group of Veterans at the Milwaukee VA.
Joe CampbellA poignant message of thanks
“So I truly say, thank you. Thank you for giving your life for me, for us. If that isn’t freedom, I don’t know what is.” - Joe Campbell, Vietnam Veteran, Veterans Day Observance, Milwaukee VA Medical Center
Students applaud as a Veteran in a wheelchair enters the Veterans Day ceremony at Whitefish Bay Middle SchoolCommunity events honor Veterans
From middle school students to two of Milwaukee’ s most iconic business brands, set to the soundtrack of a popular morning radio show, area Veterans were treated to a wide range of events leading up to Veterans Day.
A Veteran checks out his new laptopRefurbished laptops power up Vets
Jay Scott hopes to use his new laptop to pay it forward for other Veterans. Scott was among 25 Veterans to receive refurbished laptops provided by U.S. Bank and the non-profit Tech For Troops organization.
Joy JakabDonations provide food for the soul
Navy Veteran Joy Jakab considered the evening meal at the Hoptel that was donated by Chili's to be more than just an average night around the dinner table. "That’s what really feeds your soul, that’s what feeds my soul.”

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