A Marine's Story: Staff Sergeant Lance Milo Monsen

Staff Sergeant Lance Milo Monsen was born in Seattle, Washington, on April 25, 1955. His family moved to Peshtigo, Wisconsin, during his school years, and Staff Sergeant Monsen graduated from Peshtigo High School. He enlisted in the US Marines shortly after high school and made a career out of military service. Staff Sergeant Monsen had intended to retire from service in 1992.

He deployed with the 2nd Marine Division to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War in the fall of 1990.

Staff Sergeant Lance Milo Monsen died of a heart attack on January 10, 1991. He rests at the Dunbar Memorial Gardens in Dunbar, Wisconsin.


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