Serving Those Who Served: Veterans at UW Oshkosh from WWI to Vietnam


Over the course of its history, UW Oshkosh has sought to help returning servicemen obtain the education they needed for the jobs they wanted.  Although the programs and benefits varied, the university's commitment to veterans has not.


Written and developed by Kyle Moerchen, history department intern.



Section 1: World War I

In Oshkosh Normal's first real war experience, the school sought to aid the war effort and help Wisconsin's injured soldiers rehabilitate. 

Section 2: World War II

Oshkosh State Teachers College looked to build upon its World War I legacy and provide more services to veterans with the help of a signature law of the Veterans Administration.

Section 3: The Korean War

A new deal between the Federal Government and the nation's colleges and universities draws more veterans to Oshkosh State College.

Section 4: The Vietnam War

Although the Vietnam War was unpopular with many UW Oshkosh students, student-veterans were able to enroll and did not appear to have been disrespected by their classmates.