Marathon County Historical Society presents History Speaks - The Vietnam War: One Veteran's Story - Gil Buettner
Saturday, May 6, 2023 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Our May History Speaks program will be presented by Gil Buettner, discussing his decision to enlist in the Air Force in 1967. After training to fly in Arizona, he was stationed in Topeka, Kansas for a couple of years before leaving for a 15-month assignment in Southeast Asia in 1972, including combat missions flying as a C-130 Pilot.
Gil graduated from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism and worked as a news reporter at WLUK-TV in 1967 before going on active duty for over five years. In 2005, he moved back to his native Wisconsin, where he managed the newsroom at WSAW-TV. Today, he is an active flight instructor at the Wausau Downtown Airport.
This History Speaks program is presented live at 2pm at the Woodson History Center (410 McIndoe Street, Wausau), in conjunction with the Marathon County Public Library and sponsored by Janke Book Store. The presentation will be recorded and available digitally on Facebook and YouTube within a few days of the live program (along with many of our past programs).
Woodson History Center 410 McIndoe Street Wausau,