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The Wisconsin National Guard gained 12 officers and six warrant officers during an Oct. 16 ceremony at the 426th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), which houses the Wisconsin Military Academy.
Col. Pulvermacher is pinned with his new rank of Brig. Gen. by his wife, Doris, and his first active duty squad leader, Sgt. 1st Class Retired Robert “Sam” Nation during a Sept. 24 ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Pulvermacher was promoted to brigadier general and will assume the role of Deputy Director of Acquisitions for the National Guard Bureau.
Brig. Gen. Daniel Pulvermacher, former U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for the state, was promoted from colonel to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held Sept. 24, 2021, at the Senate Chamber within the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
On this day nearly four score years ago, Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, destroying most of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, killing more than 2,300 service members and wounding at least 1,100 more. The next day, Congress declared war on Japan — which had that day launched a surprise attack on the Philippine Islands, garrisoned by U.S. troops led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
A Wisconsin Army National Guard engineer detachment returned safely to U.S. soil last week after a 10-month mobilization to Kuwait.
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — This large logistical base located outside of Kuwait City near the Saudi Arabian border is a vital part of U.S. operations in the Middle East, and serves as a transit station for troops entering or leaving the theater of operations. Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment deployed there to function as the base’s department of public works.
The newest 1st Lt. Thomas E. Wortham IV Achievement Award recipient was surprised to learn he had been nominated, let alone selected for the Wisconsin National Guard award which recognizes exceptional selfless service both in and out of uniform.
VOLK FIELD, Wis. — Approximately 150 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers in the 829th Engineer Company, based in Spooner and Ashland, Wis., returned to Wisconsin Sept. 24 from a nearly 12-month deployment supporting an Indiana National Guard engineer battalion in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago, the Wisconsin National Guard is publishing stories recounting the role of the 32nd Division — consisting of the Wisconsin National Guard and much of the Michigan National Guard — as it spent more days in combat than any other American unit against a determined enemy and unforgiving terrain. This is the final installment in the series.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago, the Wisconsin National Guard is publishing stories recounting the role of the 32nd Division — consisting of the Wisconsin National Guard and much of the Michigan National Guard — as it spent more days in combat than any other American unit against a determined enemy and unforgiving terrain. This installment is part five in a series.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago, the Wisconsin National Guard is publishing stories recounting the role of the 32nd Division — consisting of the Wisconsin National Guard and much of the Michigan National Guard — as it spent more days in combat than any other American unit against a determined enemy and unforgiving terrain. This is the fourth installment in the series.