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March 27, 2015

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DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit MARK BELLING Governor should cut funding without ceding authority Page 8 Walker's plan for UW only goes halfway • McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys. • If you flip a coin 10 times, the odds of it coming up the same side showing are 1,023 to 1. – Source: OFFICIALS TOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EXPANDED BUS SERVICE – PAGE 7 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Packers' head coach must quit sticking with failing assistants Page 11 McCarthy the greatest Belichick's ever faced? Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Street named after Vietnam vet Wetzel By DAN MUCKELBAUER Post Editor MILWAUKEE — When Gary G. Wetzel looks at the street named after him, he said he doesn't think only of the combat that took his left arm. "Since day one, I wear that blue ribbon for everybody," said Wetzel, who lives in South Milwaukee. "It's not only on behalf of me. It's everybody's road — not just veterans. You don't have to be a veteran to be an American." On Wednesday, he was recognized with a stone marker at the War Memorial Center and the renaming of Mason Street there to Gary G. Wetzel Medal of Honor Way. "For one thing, it's nice to be alive and have that rather than having people talk about the past and say that Gary did this and Gary did that. I'm here to hear it," Wetzel said in advance of the recognition for his actions Jan. 8, 1968 in Vietnam, where he served in the Army as a heli- copter door gunner. He said he was flabbergasted by the street renaming and stone marker in his honor. Dignitaries weighed in with praise. Gov. Scott Walker mentioned Wetzel in a statewide proclamation commemorating Medal of Honor Day, which is observed nationally. "I could not be more proud to recognize Gary, he is a hero in the truest sense of the word. Not only did he save numerous lives in Vietnam, he has spent the past few years doing volunteer work to brighten See WETZEL on Page 6 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER MARCH 27, 2015 Medal of Honor recipient thanked Photo by Mary Catanese Gary Wetzel looks at the marker commemorating his actions as a Medal of Honor recipient in an unveiling Wednesday at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414-744-9868 With coupon. Expires 4/10/15. BRAKES most cars $ 89 95 per axle. 241736332

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