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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Today is Purple Heart Day



Every August 7 is Purple Heart Day in Wisconsin.

So many brave men and women have been awarded the Purple Heart. Meet one of them, John Kriesel.
 

 

Sgt. John Kriesel wears prosthetic legs while resting at his home in Cottage Grove, Minn., Monday, April 7, 2008. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Sgt. John Kriesel comforts his son, Broden, 5, outside a mall in Roseville, Minn., Monday, April 7, 2008. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)



Sgt. John Kriesel and his son, Broden, 5, leave a mall after buying a birthday present for John's wife, Katie, in Roseville, Minn., Monday, April 7, 2008. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

President Bush awarded Kriesel his Purple Heart just before Christmas in 2006.

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In this White House handout, U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd L) presents a Purple Heart to National Guard Sgt. John Kriesel (L), of Twin Cities, Minnesota, during a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as first lady Laura Bush (3rd L) and Kriesel's wife, Katie, his four-year-old son Broden, and five-year-old Elijah watch December 22, 2006, in Washigton, DC. (Photo by Eric Draper/White House via Getty Images)

Read more about Kriesel here.

Here's an interview Kriesel did with CBS reporter Cynthia Bowers
at Volk Field in Wisconsin on the day that Bravo Company landed from Iraq, along with a photo of Kriesel being interviewed.

God bless our fine fighting men and women!



Photo: ericiniraq.scrappydog.com

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