Man of Honor

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You have served so that others may live
You are a true American Man-of-Honor
The people of the United States are grateful

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Man of Honor

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About Us


Our Current Board of Officers

 

 President: Jeff Morgan

Army National Guard

(2013 to present)

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Hi! I'm Jeff Morgan.  I was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin and graduated from Wausau High School in 1972.

I retired after 30 years of service with the Wausau Department of Public Works.  I currently work on a seasonal basis as grounds keeper at the Tribute Golf Course (formally known as the American Legion Golf Course).

I joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1972 and retired from there in 1994 as a Sergeant First Class.  I went to Boot Camp at Fort Dix, New Jersey from June until August 1972 and was trained as a Truck Driver, MOS 64C.  Returning to Wausau I was part of the Wausau Unit Headquarters, Headquarters Company 1-632 Armor Battalion.  I earned my rank and position as Truck Master and Ammunition Sergeant in the Battalion.  On Operation Reforger I spent time in Belgium, Germany and the Azores.  Once home, I reassigned to the Mosinee, Delta Company, 1-632 Armor Battalion and trained to be a Tanker.  I received the Army Overseas Medal, Civil Defense Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal among several others.  I retired out after 22 1/2 years.  

I am proud to have been a part of bringing the "Wall" to Wausau, and to have been involved in all areas of MOH.  I am especially honored to have been recently elected to the office of Man of Honor President.

 I am happily married to my wife Cathie, an Associate Member of the Man of Honor Society, and we have 3 adult children, Josh, Sarah and Ben.  Motorcyle riding, golf, camping, fishing and Green Bay Packers are some of the many things I (we) enjoy. 

 

Vice President:   Bernie Knippel

USAF

(2022 to present)

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I was born and raised in Wausau and graduated from High School in 1956.   I enlisted in the USAF in 1955 and retired in 1981 with the rank of SMSgt, E-8, First Sergeant.  During those 26 years I spent tours in England, France, Okinawa, Korea and Vietnam.  Among his Military Decorations include the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals and 3 Air Force Commendation Medals.  I then attended college at Minot State University and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. 

I am married to my wife Gerri, a truly great lady and also an Associate Member of the MOH.  We have 4 children: Bonnie, Connie, Scott and David, 7 grand-children and 3 great grandchildren. 

I joined the MOH Society in 2007 and currently serve as Secretary to the finest Veterans organization in the state of Wisconsin.  I am devoted, honored and humbled to do whatever it takes to help veterans in need and their families.  I am an avid golfer and very much enjoy my time on the course and without question a devoted Packer fan.


  

 

Secretary:   Brian Thompson 

US Army

(2022 to present)

Brian ThomsponI was born and raised in Wausau, WI and graduated at Wausau West in 1985.

I am currently employed at Oldcastle Building Envelope for 21 years.  I served in the US Army from 1985 - 1989.  I split my time in the service between Karlsruhe, West Germany and Fort Rily, Kansas.  I enlisted as a 448B, Welder.  

I am married to my wife, Kelly, for going on 7 years.  

Joined the Man of Honor Society to help the great service members in our area.  I enjoy the Brewers, Badgers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

 Treasurer:  Ken Kohnhorst

US Navy

(2022 - present)

 

Ken Kohnhorst

I was born and raised in Wausau, WI and attended Wausau West High School Class of 1971.  I then enlisted in the US Navy and was on the USS Denver LPD-9 Amphibious Transport Dock.  SK2/E5 Storekeeper, Ships Optar for 2 years and assisted in night flight operations with Cobra helicopters in North Vietnamese Waters.  I received Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation and the Combat Action Ribbon.

I retired from driving truck for several companies including, Bajet North American, G & R Transport, Wausau Metals, Foreway Express and USF Holland.  I moved to Tomah, WI in 1996 when Foreway Express closed the doors to work for USF Holland.  I retired in 2016 and moved back to Wausau.

I have been married to my wife Peg (associate member) for 36 years.  We have 2 adult children, Josh and Jessica and 4 grandchildren.  We love spending as much time with our family as their schedules allow.  Our other passion is motorcycling in which we have taken many long-distance trips with.  We are both members of Rib Mountain Riders Club in which we promote motorcycle racing.  We just celebrated our 75th year this past summer.  

I am extremely honored to be recently elected as the Treasurer for the Man of Honor.  I find devoting my time to helping veterans is very fulfilling. 


 

Sergeant at Arms: John S. Fust

US Army

(2017 to present)

John S. Fust

Hello!  I was born and raised in Wausau, WI and attended Wausau West High School. 

I am currently employed at Wausau Supply/Wadena Millwork as a Production Supervisor in the Moulding Department. 

I joined the Army in May of 1985 under the delayed entry program and left for basic training in September of the same year.  I did my basic and AIT at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  I trained as a 63D, Self-Propelled Field Artillery Systems Mechanic.  After AIT, I was selected to go to recovery school.  That gave a H8 Mos Identifier.  After that I was sent to Germany where I spent the rest of my time in Kitzingen, attached Service Battery 2/39 Field Artillery as a M578 Driver.  I left the Army in October 1988.

I joined the Man of Honor in 2004 and served as Secretary from 2008-2011.  I am also known as the "barker" during our yearly raffle event.  I have been emcee for our raffles since the 2nd raffle we did.

I am married to my best friend, Lynda, and have two great kids, Carson and Rianna.  I enjoy hunting, fishing and follow the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

 

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MEMBERSHIP

Open to all U.S. Military Veterans, active duty, or reserve. There are no dues in this society.  Associate members will be allowed into the organization at the discretion and vote of the members.