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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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About Us
 

 

 

 Our Current Board of Officers

 

 President: Jeff Morgan

( 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 know 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 postion 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: Dan Rigney

(2016 to present)

 

I was born in Minnesota and graduated from Madelia High School in 1991. 

I enlisted in the MN Army National Guard as a 13B Field Artilary crewman in 1990.  I spent 16 years there did a non-combat deployment to England in 2003.  I started OCS in 2006, commisioned in 2008 as a 12B Engineer about a month before hitting 18 years of service.  In 2010 I deployed to Iraq as a Combat Patrol Leader and also spent time training Iraqi Engineers.  In 2012 I deployed to Afghanistan as the unit's XO where we did some road improvement, FOB expansions and tear downs, and mechanical breaching for the Infantry units in the area.

I retired in April 2014 and now an enjoying life with my wife Aneila, three beautiful daughters and wonderful grandson. 

 

Secretary:  Bernie Knippel

(2012 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 grand-children. 

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.

 

 Treasurer: Bill Fenhaus

(2016 to present)

 

 

Hi!  I'm Bill Fenhaus.  I was born and raised in Wausau, WI, and graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in 1960 and Wausau High School in 1964 with the intent of becoming an accountant.  I attended Wausau Technical College earning an Associate Degree in Business Administration, graduating in 1966.

In December of 1965 I joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard, attended Boot Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington.  During my military service I was a Scout Section Sgt, Armor Crewman, Company Supply Sgt, Battalion Supply Sgt, Battalion Operations Sgt, and in 1984 was promoted to Command Sergeant Major.  Among my Military Decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.  When I retired in May of 1990 I was the Command Sergeant Major of the 1th Battalion 632d Armor located in Wausau.

I was a member of the 32d Inf Bde during REFORGER 86 in Germany and was activated in December of 1990 for Operation Desert Storm to assist family members of deployed service members serving in Kuwait and Iraq.

I joined the MOH in 2012.  I strongly believe the MOH Society is the finest veterans group in the state of Wisconsin because of our concern for helping veterans in need.

My wife, Sue and I, have 3 grown children, Drew, Kevin, and Kelly along with 2 grand children, Jaimie and Ryan.

 

Sergeant at Arms: John S. Fust

(2017 to present)

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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.