Welcome to the Home of the
Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial
The Memorial is located in North Central Wisconsin adjacent
to the Worzella Pines Park at the junction of I-39 and County Road B
in Plover, Wisconsin.
About 35 miles south of Wausau, WI, 100 miles West of Green Bay, WI,
100 miles North of Madison, WI and 100 miles East of Eau Claire WI.
an island in Lake Pacawa, the Memorial pays tribute to those
that fought, died or those who are still listed as Missing in Action
as a result
of the Korean War.
The Village of Plover, Wisconsin is pleased and proud to provide
a site on the island in Lake Pacawa for the home of the Wisconsin
Korean War Veterans Memorial. Funding for this Memorial comes solely
from donations, sales of Memorial Tiles and other memorabilia sold
during Memorial events.
Lori Getter, WI Department of Military Affairs (608)
JoAnn Tranchita, WI Department of Veterans Affairs (608)
December 12, 2013
Offers Gift to Korean War Veterans
Free commemorative book now available
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War,
the Wisconsin Departments of Military Affairs and
Veterans Affairs are partnering to distribute a special
book to those veterans who served in that conflict.
"Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for
60 Years of Growth" is available for free to Korean War
Veterans or family members as a gift of gratitude from
the Korean government. The hardbound, full-color,
175-page commemorative is provided to honor these great
veterans and their families for their service and
The Korean War began in June 1950, when the
pro-communist North Korean Army invaded South Korea.
American troops entered the war as part of the United
Nations forces defending South Korea. Nearly
1.8 million Americans served in Korea from 1950 to 1953,
and over 36,000 were killed. More than
132,000 men and women from Wisconsin served in the war.
Today, there are over 40,000 Korean War veterans living
The book was published in Salt Lake City and was paid
for by the South Korean public and private sectors.
The free book is available to be picked up at the
- County Veteran Service
- WI Veterans Museum on
the Capitol Square in Madison
- WI Department of
Military Affairs, 2400 Wright Street, Madison
- Also various veteran
service organizations and the Wisconsin Korean War
Veteran Association will have copies available.
Request the book online (http://dma.wi.gov/dma/dma/bookRequest.asp)
or call 608-242-3239. The book is available
one per veteran or family.