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Honor, Service, Love: Remembering the Life and Heroics of Milwaukee’s Lance Sijan

  • July 5, 2018
Honor, Service, Love: Remembering the Life and Heroics of Milwaukee’s Lance Sijan

Every Fourth of July, Americans take pause to recognize the selflessness and sacrifice of those who have put their life on the line for their country. Countless servicemen and servicewomen from Milwaukee have fought and given everything to uphold America’s independence, including a Bay View-born Air Force captain named Lance Peter Sijan. Half a century after his death in a North Vietnamese prison camp following horrific injuries, unimaginable hardship, and unspeakable torture, Sijan’s name and heroics are still as remarkable and important as they were in 1968. For those who knew the Medal...

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Lance Sijan’s inspirational story shared at screening of new documentary about his life

  • June 29, 2018
Lance Sijan’s inspirational story shared at screening of new documentary about his life

The text below is an excerpt from Lee Matz's June 29th article in the Milwaukee Independent. Click here to read the full article. Bay View’s Avalon Theater hosted a private showing of the film “Sijan: A Quest for Freedom” on June 26, which featured the experiences, life, and courageous example of the Medal of Honor recipient as told through the memories of his family, friends, and fellow Vietnam Prisoners of War. The premiere of the “Sijan” documentary was attended by several hundred guests, who all shared a special connection to the 25 year old Bay View native, Captain Lance Peter...

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SIJAN: The feature length documentary film about the legacy of Lance Sijan. Summer 2018.

  • April 17, 2018
SIJAN: The feature length documentary film about the legacy of Lance Sijan. Summer 2018.

50 Years Later, an Air Force Hero Remembered

  • January 24, 2018

January 22, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Air Force fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Lance P. Sijan. who died at the Hòa Lò camp in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he had been a prisoner of war. The 50th anniversary of his death was commemorated by a number of special events at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Sijan graduated in 1965. Among them was a taps ceremony held at 2300 hours on Monday, January 22 to commemorate the time of Sijan’s passing. Click here to view the image gallery.

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National POW-MIA Recognition Day Rally & Motorcycle Ride

  • August 24, 2017
National POW-MIA Recognition Day Rally & Motorcycle Ride

http://war-veterans.org/powrally2017.htm

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Lance P. Sijan Memorial Plaza Dedication – Media Coverage

  • June 1, 2017

There was a wealth of media coverage of the May 26th dedication of the Lance P. Sijan Memorial Plaza at General Mitchell International Airport. Please explore the links below to learn more about the event. Milwaukee Independent Fellow POWS honor their fallen brother at Sijan plaza dedication Milwaukee Independent Photo Essay: An Example Of Courage Installed At Mitchell Airport WTMJ Cares Click here for multiple items related to the dedication including video and an image gallery. WTMJ Cares: Lance Sijan memorial dedication For a video of the dedication ceremony, click here. WUWM Faith...

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Image Gallery – Capt. Lance P. Sijan Memorial Plaza Dedication

  • May 26, 2017

Click here to view the gallery at WTMJ.com.

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VIDEO – WTMJ Cares: Lance Sijan memorial dedication

  • May 26, 2017

Watch the WTMJ Facebook Live webcast of the Lance Sijan Memorial Dedication. Click here to watch.

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WTMJ Cares: Turning death into a positive force

  • May 22, 2017

The Vietnam War ended. A changed nation coped with what it had done to us as a country as well as to those who served. For a Bay View family that lost a son and brother, it meant dealing with the hard truth about his death and turning that into a positive force. Wisconsin's Morning News host Gene Mueller is heading up our latest WTMJ Cares effort to honor Medal of Honor recipient Lance Sijan. To hear the full story, click here.

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WTMJ Cares: Mission Accomplished

  • May 22, 2017

The heartiest of "thank you's" for honoring one of the greatest of heroes "It's never easy asking for money, but when the cause is right the lift isn't quite as hard. So it went with our latest WTMJ Cares effort to raise $30,000 for the Lance Sijan memorial to be dedicated Friday outside the main entrance to Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. That's a lot of money, and it'll be used to pay off the finishing touches to this one-of-a-kind display featuring an F-4 jet just like the one Captain Sijan was in the night he had to eject into the jungles of Laos. There are plaques, displays...

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