BLOOMING GROVE WORLD WAR II VETERANS
During World War II, many residents in the Blooming Grove area played important roles in the war effort. Factory workers at Madison-Kipp Corporation manufactured parts for bombs. The former Seeliger Canning Factory on Monona Drive did custom canning for local families who sent the canned food to their sons serving overseas. Some women joined the service and did clerical work. Even children contributed, collecting thousands of milkweed pods which were used as stuffing for life jackets that saved many sailors' lives.
All these people were valuable to the war effort, but the real heroes were the young men in the armed forces who risked, and all too often lost, their lives fighting for freedom on the front lines. During the war years, an honor roll in front of the Blooming Grove Town Hall recognized hundreds of young men from the community who had answered the call to serve their country. Click on the PDF icon below to view a listing of the Blooming Grove World War II veterans as posted on the honor roll (photo on right). Please note: this honor roll may be incomplete and does not include all veterans from Monona.
NOTABLE WORLD WAR II VETERANS FROM THE BLOOMING GROVE AREA
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