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The Lives of Those Missing in Action in the Vietnam War
Thursday, November 22, 2018 for Thanksgiving.
The Research Center Turns 35
Donald Louis Gallagher
Chief Petty Officer
United States Navy
February 6, 1968
Sheboygan Falls, resident
One of Wisconsin's 37
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Dynamite Bill, A Blasters’ Blaster
Every community has its share of characters, people that are larger than life and provide more than their share of fodder for storytelling. Plymouth’s George Gardner, better known as Dynamite Bill, a veritable Paul Bunyan of the blasting profession, was one of those characters.
Born in Door County in 1887, Gardner started his life in demolition as a powder monkey in a stone quarry. Two years with the Rainbow Division’s demolition squad in World War I honed his skills with dynamite. After the Great War he returned to Plymouth and made a name for himself, leading a life that alternated between celebrity and hermit. FOR THE ENTIRE STORY, CLICK HERE