MADISON, WIS. – They called it “Operation Dustoff.” The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs organized ceremonies November 8, 2013, at the State Capitol to recognize the men and women from Wisconsin that served in the Vietnam War.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gave praise to the veterans and dedicated a new memorial in honor of those who served.
Representing the United States Air Force was Alvin Whitaker of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Following military service, Whitaker played football at the University of Wisconsin, then became a lawyer, university professor, and general aviation pilot and aircraft owner. His father was a Tuskegee Airman during World War II.