The Unknown Soldier

© Photographed May 31 and November 14, 2015
Erected 1933 by V.F.W. Post 388 and American Legion Post 10
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
44.936024,-89.613588 (where to park to access the marker)
44.936248,-89.61377 (the marker location)

The Unknown Soldier
buried by
Post  No. 388 V.F.W.
Post No.10 A.L.
This stone was given by C. Bloom Mont. Shop

The marker is located at a Potter's Field in the most southeastern corner of Pine Grove Cemetery, up against Schwebach Street at its intersection with Coel Boulevard, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403.

NOTE: It is easy to access the marker from the intersection of Schwebach Street and Coel Boulevard, where there is a back entrance to the cemetery. 

This article by Wausau resident Michael Martens, relates the story of The Unknown Soldier
This is the gravesite on an unknown soldier, who died at his own hands in 1933. Destitute and out of options during the height of the great depression, this man, a World War I veteran hanged himself near Mosinee. With no identification, and only a simple suicide note on his person, the body was interred at the field with the help of veterans from the local VFW and American Legion. To this day both organizations still decorate and maintain his site.

With Schwebach Street visible behind the tree. 

The Unknown Soldier is buried in the furthest corner of the cemetery . . .

The memorial is located at Pine Grove Cemetery, acres away from this main entrance.

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