Veterans Reunion - 2017

Lydia Heinen

Veterans Oral History Project Award Ceremony & Luncheon - 2017
Take A Vet To Lunch Mentor Program
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On October 26, 2017, BTM held an Honor Flight Book signing at Culver's in Waukesha. WWII Navy Veteran Al Exner and his wife Norma Mae attended, in addition to WWII Coast Guard Veteran Dallas Kobriger, BTM member Jean Miller, Korean War Navy Veteran John Miller, and BTM member Cheri Enters. All three Veterans enjoyed sharing their stories of military service with one another.

Mike Cady, Superintendant of Pewaukee Schools and VP of BTM Board, with Elizabeth Idleman, local attorney and BTM Leadership Team, were guests on Karen Ellenbecker's Money Sense radio program aired on WISN 1130 AM radio.

Local Veterans Tell Their Stories to Students at University School of Milwaukee (USM)

Veteran Participants: Marge Behlen, Army Nurse, WWII; John Kent, Army, Korean War Era; Harry Boehler, Navy, WWII; John Bosch, Army, WWII; Wayne Iverson, Navy, WWII; Fritz Krause, Army Air Corps, WWII; Dallas Kobriger, Coast Guard, WWII


Student Participants: Liana Jackson, Kyle Turba, Lydia Heinen, Kendall Schoenike, Aidan Nordquist

Honor Flight Book Signing

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PHS Student Lydia Heinen Shared her experience with the Veterans Oral History Project in an oral essay for the VFW Voice of Democracy competition. Hear her compelling story.

Veteran Participants: John Eskau, Navy, WWII; Al Hansen, Army, WWII; Phil Baird, Navy, WWII; Al Exner, Navy, WWII; guest Alice Byrne, Army; Marge Behlen, Army Nurse, WWII; Wayne Iverson, Navy, WWII; Harry Boehler, Navy, WWII; Harry Baker, Army, WWII; Fritz Krause, Army, WWII; John Bosch, Army, WWII; Mike Weigl, Army, WWII; Harold Bachman, Army, WWII; John Kent, Army, WWII

The Bell Tower Memorial coordinates a program called "Take a Vet to Lunch". This is a mentoring program that pairs community leaders with military college students. Shown here are City of Brookfield Fire Chief and Vietnam Air Force Veteran Charlie Meyer with MATC military student Zach Mayo. If you, or someone you know might be interested in participating, contact us today!

Veteran Participants: John Eskau, Navy, WWII; Al Hansen, Army, WWII; Phil Baird, Navy, WWII; Al Exner, Navy, WWII; guest Alice Byrne, Army; Marge Behlen, Army Nurse, WWII; Wayne Iverson, Navy, WWII; Harry Boehler, Navy, WWII; Harry Baker, Army, WWII; Fritz Krause, Army, WWII; John Bosch, Army, WWII; Mike Weigl, Army, WWII; Harold Bachman, Army, WWII; John Kent, Army, WWII

Check out photos from our various programs, events and activities. You can also view our Veterans Oral History Project videos on our YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

Veteran Participants: Mike Weigl, Army, WWII; Phil Baird, Navy, WWII; Al Exner, Navy, WWII; Ed Tyre, Army, WWII; Al Hansen, Army, WWII; Harry Baker, Army, WWII; John Eskau, Navy, WWII; Charlie Myers, Air Force, Vietnam War; Edmund Mies, Army, WWII


Student Participants: Kaleena Montez, Luke Dykowski, Nik Portz, Lauren Baylor, Tyler Kiser, Jinda Guidinger, Douglas Kirkofer, Alan Cameron, Jordan Varghese