Wilton Area Veterans Memorial

 © Photographed April 7, 2017
Erected 2013 by American Legion Post 508 and Auxiliary
Wilton, Monroe County, Wisconsin
43.814336, -90.523383

 This Memorial is
a lasting tribute
to all the Veterans
from the Wilton Area

It was made possible
through the donations of money,
materials and labor
by many people and organizations.

The memorial project was
sponsored by the American Legion
Post 508 and Auxiliary.

The Wilton Area Veterans Memorial is located on eastbound Walker Street / Wisconsin Highway 71 / 131, east of its intersection with East Street, at or near 413 Walker Street, Wilton, Wisconsin 54670.

The memorial was dedicated May 26, 2013. Over 800 Veterans from Civil War to Present Day are recognized within this memorial.

  • Leonard Hanson - killed in the Argonne Forest on Oct 14, 1918...28 days shy of the armistice and 37 days shy of his 18th birthday.
  • Edwin Stark - Onboard the U.S.S. Cyclops, which was lost at sea. No wreckage was ever found, no wireless message was ever received and no reports of enemy subs in the area. One explanation for the disappearance is that a freak storm caught the ship unprepared and split it apart.
  • James Leith - An early draftee after Pearl Harbor. He was KIA on Apr 26, 1943 in Tunisia and was buried there
  • Maurice Paeth - One of eight crewmen killed when a B-25 Bomber crashed near Rowe, NM on May 15, 1945. The plane was on a routine training flight.

 The memorial is located next to the entrance to Martin Warehousing.

The memorial is located in Wilton, Wisconsin.

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