SENSENBRENNER TO AWARD PURPLE HEART MEDAL
~Family of Deceased Veteran Marshall Bautz will accept on his behalf~
Jun 2, 2010 -
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), will be awarding the Purple Heart Medal to Corporal Marshall Bautz, posthumously, on Thursday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Old Schoolhouse Park in Whitefish Bay. It was 92 years ago, in 1918, while Marshall Bautz was serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during WWI, when he was wounded during combat. Bautz was cited for bravery, and suffered a head wound, three fractured ribs and a fractured knee.
Bautz passed away in 1968. His daughter, Elynn Bautz, began a search to find evidence to confirm the Purple Heart. The offices of Congressman Sensenbrenner and the Milwaukee County Veterans Services assisted her with the search. Elynn’s brother, Marshall Bautz II, will be accepting the medal from Congressman Sensenbrenner.
The event is open to the public.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Whitefish Bay, Old Schoolhouse Park
WHAT: Purple Heart Award Ceremony
WHO: Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner;
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker;
Jim Duff, Acting Director of the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office;
Family of Corporal Marshall Bautz
WHEN: Thursday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Old Schoolhouse Park, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay
(across the street from the Whitefish Bay Village Hall)
For other background information, please see Congressman Sensenbrenner’s Weekly Column HERE.