We are so blessed to live in the greatest country in the history of mankind. A land of unlimited opportunities. America is a marvel, and no one understands that more than our nation’s veterans. We are inspired by the service and sacrifice of the 18 million veterans living among us. In my office alone, I have 7 veterans on staff with a combined 150 years of military service. I’m in awe of their dedication and love for this country. My office stands ready to assist any veteran who needs help working with the federal government.
State Resources for Veterans
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affair (WDVA), County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) and some Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) are trained and accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide free assistance to Veterans, their dependents and survivors. This includes helping applying for benefits in health care, education, employment, burial and more.
For help with VA or federal agency issues or casework, please fill out the casework contact form.
Veterans History Project
Senator Johnson working for Wisconsin's veteransSenator Johnson interviewed Retired Army Captain Jason Church, an Afghanistan veteran and Purple Heart recipient, as part of the Veterans History Project. Visit https://www.loc.gov/vets/ to learn more about the project.
Post Office Renaming
Senator Johnson is leading the effort to rename the Port Washington Post Office after WWII veteran Joseph G. Demler. “Joe Demler served courageously in the Battle of the Bulge where he was captured and then survived the horrors of a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Throughout his life he truly lived by his motto ‘every day is a bonus’ and proudly shared his story of service through the Honor Flight organization he helped start. Joe is an American hero and I am proud to introduce this bill to rename the Port Washington Post Office where he worked for nearly four decades in his honor,” the senator said. To learn more about Joe Demler and the senator's legislation, click here.
Medal of Honor
Senator Johnson continues to push for World War II veteran and Fond du Lac native Lt. Col. James “Maggie” Megellas to receive the Medal of Honor. Megellas is credited with single-handedly taking out a German tank during the Battle of Bulge and saving all of the men under his command that day. Senator Johnson talked with Maggie on the eve of his 101st birthday in 2018 for an episode of his “Hey, Wisconsin” podcast which can be listened to here. In 2016, the post office in Fond du Lac was named after Megellas thanks to legislation led by Senator Johnson.