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April 11, 2014

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DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit MARK BELLING Getting there is half the battle Page 9 Freeway access key to development • One penny doubled every day becomes more than $5 million in just 30 days. • Women invented bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers. – Source: Cool Facts app MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM UNVEILS DESIGN FOR NEW BUILDING – PAGE 14 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Harrison's shot will sting for a long time Page 11 Badgers stunned by game-winning 3-pointer Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Gone, but never forgotten By DAVE FIDLIN Special to The Post MILWAUKEE – Michelle Witmer made an impression – locally and on the other side of the globe. This was the resounding message during a special ceremonial event Sunday as the 10- year anniversary of Witmer's death approached. Local dignitaries, military per- sonnel and loved ones gathered outside the Richards Street Armory to pay tribute to Witmer, an Army specialist who died April 9, 2004, while in combat in Iraq. During an exceptionally beautiful spring day, emotions among some of the gatherers ran high as memories of a woman seeming- ly gone all too soon bubbled back to the sur- face. Attendees included many of the mem- bers in the National Guard's 32nd Military Police. Witmer served with the company while stationed in Iraq. Witmer's parents, John and Lori Witmer, spoke briefly and shared the significance their daughter played in many people's lives. John Witmer readily recognized the thousands of other military casualties and injuries that have ensued in the past decade. But he said Witmer's death marked a "para- digm shift" for women and their role in the military. During Witmer's service, the role of mil- itary women in the front lines was still in question. Witmer herself was considered Milwaukee street named in honor of New Berlin's Michelle Witmer See WITMER on Page 10 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER APRIL 11, 2014 Photo by Mary Catanese/Special to The Post Lori Witmer hugs Lt. Col. Scott Southworth after he spoke of her daughter, Army Spc. Michelle Witmer, with her husband, John, at right. Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414-744-9868 With coupon. Expires 4/25/14. BRAKES most cars $ 89 95 per axle. Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 10am-2pm MILWAUKEE 5031 W. Oklahoma Ave. 414-545-2175 WAUKESHA 919 N. Barstow 262-547-7525 Family owned and operated for 54 years. • SPRING BEER FEST • Sunday, April 27 • 2 - 5 pm ( D O O R S O P E N A T 1 P M F O R V I P T I C K E T S ) Hart Park • Muellner Bldg. 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa General Admission: $45 Advance | $50 At the Door VIP Admission: $60 Advance | $65 At the Door $5 Designated Driver Tickets Available At the Door Tickets available in store or online at Featuring Over 250 Beers From 75 Different Domestic and Imported Breweries! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Like us on Facebook Discount Liquor Follow us on Twitter @DiscountLiqmilw :

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