Marshfield Public Library exhibit pays tribute to Vietnam War casualties
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Dubbed the Paper Wall, this exhibit displays the casualty reports and obituaries for the 1,244 Wisconsin residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. It will be on display on the main floor of the Marshfield Public Library from Oct. 6-Oct. 27
Many libraries and societies participated, including Marshfield Public Library, the Marshfield Area Genealogical Group, Marathon County Public Library, Marathon County Genealogical Society, the L.E. Phillips Public Library in Eau Claire, the Chippewa Falls Public Library, and many individuals and librarians who provided time and expertise. The 115-foot exhibit is displayed in panels by county. The exhibit may be viewed anytime that the library is open.
On Friday, Oct. 16, there will be a special viewing and reception beginning at 6 p.m. The Marshfield Public Library Foundation will provide refreshments. Marshfield’s Military History Museum will be also be open from 6 p.m. until the start of the program.
The reception and speaker highlight the Vietnam Paper Wall obituaries of those who died while in service during the Vietnam War. At 7 p.m. Highgrounds Veterans Memorial Park board member and Vietnam era veteran Beth Martin will speak to the importance of veterans’ recognition and memorials.