By Cynthia Germain
Lt. Colonel George Anton Swagel, a native of West Kewaunee, recently donated a number of artifacts from his 22 years of service in the United States Air Force to the Kewaunee County Historical Society. During his career, Lt. Swagel became qualified to fly 14 different types of aircraft and led the RF-101 Voodoo Pilots Association members through some of its more dangerous excursions. His donation of military artifacts adds to a display of several uniforms from this period. Tom Skubal, a Board member of the Historical Society, is enthusiastic about Swagel’s life experience and donation.
The Kewaunee County Historical Society looks to add to its exhibits with other county resident’s military relics. The historical society is located at 217 Ellis Street in Kewaunee and are open during the off-season with the availability of their volunteers. Those interested in a donation or in viewing Lt. Swagel’s exhibit and other historical displays should call first to confirm hours.