Veterans

Health & Science
1:01 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Robotic Exo-Skeleton Allows Paralyzed Madison Vet to Stand Up and Walk

Dan Rose's $130,000 exo-skeleton suit was a donation from a non-profit called "Soldier Socks."
Credit Erin Toner

You probably remember learning about exo-skeletons back in biology class – beetles have them. So do lobsters. Well now, we can add humans to that list.

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

How Shakespeare Helps These Wisconsin Veterans Suffering From PTSD

Nancy Smith-Watson and her husband working with participants.
Credit Feast of Crispian

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Nancy Smith-Watson and Shep Crumrine.

A little over a year ago, Feast of Crispian began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
6:31 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Church Newsletters Brought a Bit of Home to Milwaukee Soldiers in WWII

Milwaukee author Betty Mullins with copies of "The Apostle," a parish newsletter edited by her mother and other young women during WWII. It was sent to soldiers fighting abroad.
Credit Mitch Teich

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Betty Mullins.

As Milwaukee soldiers fought on the front lines during World War II thousands of miles away, several young women from the city's south side worked to make the homefront seem a little closer.

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Regional
3:54 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Wisconsin Veterans Take 'Honor Flight' to WWII Memorial

A Wisconsin veteran stands beside the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program.
Courtney Lutz

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Joe Dean, the founder of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight; Dan Buttery, president of the board at Fisher House Wisconsin; Courtney Lutz, a photographer whose work comprises the new book, Honor Flight: A Visual Journey; and Renee Riddle, the book's editor.

For almost a decade, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of bringing veterans of World War II to visit the Washington, D.C. monument honoring their sacrifice.

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Regional
11:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Two Veterans Trek from Milwaukee to LA to Raise Awareness and Money

Dryhootch founder Bob Curry
Susan Bence

The goodbyes lasted as long as the ceremony on the terrace of the Milwaukee County War Memorial as Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson prepared to set off by foot to Los Angeles.

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