USS Indianapolis survivor to speak in Central Wisconsin

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

(WAOW) — Central Wisconsin is getting a chance to hear from a WWII Veteran who survived unthinkable circumstances.

Richard Thelen is one of 14 living survivors of of the USS Indianapolis.

He’ll be speaking to students and the public in four presentations this week.

Thelen will be joining historian, Kim Roller, to share his story.

“This is a story that’s not in our textbook,” said Colin Hanson, the event organizer. “This is our opportunity to bring our education to life.”

Thelen will present to students at both Edgar and Wausau East schools this week.

He’ll also speak to the public on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Wednesday: Edgar auditorium 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: UW Marathon County 6:30 p.m.

mkoweek

mkoweek

More News

STORMTRACK 9 WEATHER

Wausau
13°
Eagle River
13°
Rhinelander
15°
Stevens Point
14°
Wisconsin Rapids
16°
Marshfield
13°
Morning snow south

Today: Light snow during the morning around Wausau and areas to the south and east. 1 to 3 inches accumulation likely. Turning partly cloudy later

Read More »
Connect with WAOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content