Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
The Post Messenger Recorder will continue to run News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
July 8, 2021
July 10, 1946
Col. Gilbert Strickler Discharged After Six Years of Army Service
Col. Gilbert Strickler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strickler, has received his discharge from the Army and is home on terminal leave after almost six years of Army service. He is New Glarus’ highest ranking officer outside of Captain Walter Schindler, who is commanding a ship in the Pacific.
Strickler graduated from Ripon College in 1938, with the rank of Second Lieutenant in the reserve, having taken extensive ROTC courses while in college.
He worked in New Glarus and Chicago for a time and was then called t...