Marker 313: In Service to Their Country

© Photographed July 21, 2015 and August 12, 2013
Erected 1992 by Wisconsin State Historical Society
Johnson Creek, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43° 5.231′ N, 88° 49.408′ W
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IN SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY
Wisconsin contributed significantly to the military activities of the United States since it became a state in 1848. During the Civil War, for instance, Wisconsin made a major contribution to support the Union. About 50% of Wisconsin’s adult male population served in the Civil War, a percentage exceeded only by the service of state citizens during World War II, when more than 80% of Wisconsin’s adult male population served in the military. Moreover, the mobilization of Wisconsin’s domestic economy during 1941-1945 added tens of thousands of women and teenagers to the numbers of state citizens who assisted in the American was effort.
Wisconsin
Military Action - Residents in Service - Deaths
Civil War (1861-1865) - 91,379 - 12,216
Spanish-American War (1898-1899) - 5,469 - 134
Mexican Border Service (1916) - 4,168 - 0
World War I (1917-1918) - 122,215 - 3,932
World War II (1941-1945) - 332,200 - 7,980
Korean War (1950-1953) - 132,000 - 801
Vietnam War (1958-1975) - 165,400 - 1,238
Lebanon and Grenada (1982-1983) - 400 - 4
Panama (1989-1990) - 520 - 1
Persian Gulf (1990-1992) - 10,400 - 12

The marker is located at Rest Area No. 14 on westbound Interstate 94, 3.5 miles west of its intersection with Wisconsin Route 26, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin 53038.

See also, 94th Combat Infantry Division and Wisconsin Prairies, also at this location. 




 With 94th Combat Infantry Division visible to the right.

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