Before Wednesday's Brewers-Cubs game at Miller Park, Colonel Jay Morrison reunited with his family by surprising his son on his 12th birthday. We spoke with Morrison about all that led to the reunion, becoming a viral-video sensation and what the moment felt like and meant for him, his family, other service members and fans of baseball and happiness.
Before the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' aviation display at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show this weekend, the astonishingly agile Fat Albert will showcase its maximum-performance capabilities during a 10-minute demonstration. I flew on the support plane Friday, and it was incredible.
Tiffany Koehler spent 14 years serving in the United States Army. To this day, after experiencing a series of challenges, Koehler remains proud of her time in the military and "the men and women who monitor and respond as our nation calls."
Just off 6th Street, near the Iron Horse Hotel, is a small, independent, locally-owned business that saw a hole in the construction and architecture business model and sought to fill it in. But that's just what ScopeBridge does. The man behind it, and his story, make it much more than that.
Christian Davenport had a story last week on The Washington Post that I have to share. The Army is testing a product that would seemingly be a huge hit in Wisconsin: caffeinated meat.
Dryhootch is a new Brady Street coffeeshop, but one with a mission other than to caffeinate the masses. The cafe is open to the public, but primarily serves as a meeting place and support station for military veterans and their families. It officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 16 after a quiet grand opening party on Aug. 28.
The 44th annual Veteran's Day parade is Saturday morning, but sadly, few people will be there to see it.
In less than a year, Bernie and Kathy Hintzke have reached more than 5,000 soldiers with their project, Operation: Take a Soldier to the Movies. A movie package is sent to each soldier in the military units in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones that have requested to take part in the program.