UW-Stout to memorialize school's military deaths

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 --- 5:55 a.m.

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout plans to unveil a memorial to its 40 faculty members, staff and students who have died during military service.

The wall will be unveiled Friday morning in the Memorial Student Center. It will have individual plaques for the 40 men, some of whose deaths occurred in World War I.

The effort to identify the individuals started last year. It was spurred by a scholarship created in memory of Lt. John Abrams, a 1962 graduate who died in Vietnam in 1968. That evolved into efforts to honor all the university's fallen members.

The memorial committee's goal was to include as many university-affiliated people who died after serving in the military. That includes people who died in action, from disease or illness or in a military accident.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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