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LA CROSSE TALK PM: Rick’s dad joins to talk about time in Navy during Vietnam, plus recent Honor Flight

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FILE - Rod Solem sitting below deck on the CV-19 USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier, where he was stationed from 1971-1975.

My dad, Rod Solem, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Thursday and talked about his time in the Navy on the CV-19 USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier, during the Vietnam War (21:00 into show).


La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:07 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska)


We also talked about his experience a few weeks ago on the Honor Flight out of Oshkosh, during the EAA Fly-in.

FILE – Rod Solem (center, facing camera) talks with another veteran during an Old Glory Honor Flight ceremony on July 29, 2022 at the Wittman Regional Airport.

Before that, Brad Duellman was on (7:15 into show) to talk about his dad Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum in Fountain City, Wis., which has some highly sought after, one-of-a-kind items.

The museum is open this and next Saturday and Sunday, as well as September 3-5, before being auctioned off by one of the premier auction companies, Mecum Auctions, over three days Sept. 14-17.

FILE – Inside one of the many buildings at Elmer’s Toy and Auto Museum in Fountain City, Wis. (PHOTO: @ElmersAutoandToyMuseum on Facebook)

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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