Two series of historical articles that originally appeared on Oak Creek Patch have been incorporated into a new book by the author of those stories.
Historian and researcher Tom Mueller, who has called Oak Creek home for 35 years, has written "Duty, Honor, Country and Wisconsin," a book about the state's men and women who have been killed in the nation's wars from the Civil War to Afghanistan.
Two of the 16 chapters deal solely with Oak Creek—one about Oak Creek Township's dozens of men in the Civil War and the other about the soldiers and Marines whose names are on the city’s Oelschlaeger-Dallmann American Legion Post and the Meyer-Dziedzic VFW Post.
His book also has interviews with more than three dozen veterans, including several who live in Oak Creek or were natives of the city.
Mueller will be signing copies of his book Saturday at the Caledonia Homecoming history fest, which will be held at Linwood Park on Highway 38 at Five Mile Road.
The book is also available on Amazon and from the author by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Duty, Honor, Country and Wisconsin" is Mueller's fourth book. He has been reporting on this topic for three decades. His website can be found here.