Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags in Jackson County to fly at half-staff today in honor of Wisconsin DNR Firefighter Robert “Joe” Wyss and Alma Center Fire Chief Donavon “Don” Larson. Wyss died suddenly September 30th. Larson died October 10th. Both are being remembered today.
Flags around the remainder of the state will fly at half-staff in honor of U.S. Army Private First Class Charles A. Dickman, who lost his life in the Korean War and whose remains have been identified and returned to Wisconsin for burial. Private First Class Dickman was a member of M Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action after his unit engaged in defensive actions near Chochiwon, South Korea, now modern day Jochiwon, on July 12, 1950. After regaining control of Chochiwon in the fall of 1950, the Army began recovering remains from the area, which were temporarily interred at the United Nations Military Cemetery Taejon before being buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. On June 20, 2023, Private First Class Dickman’s remains were positively identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Korean War Disinterment Project. Private First Class Dickman will be buried with full military honors today in Cashton.