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Rick’s dad, Rod Solem, a Navy veteran, and Air Force vet Ken Rupp in studio telling stories



Vietnam, Navy veteran Rod Solem (left) and Air Force vet Ken Rupp in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Aug. 30, 2023.

A couple of veterans — Rick’s dad, Rod Solem and Ken Rupp — joined the show, as we preview the WWII-era LST-325 now docked at Riverside Park, about ready for tours through the weekend.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Ken is an Air Force vet and tour director for the LST and talks about the history of the ship and what visitors can expect.

Rod is a Vietnam vet that served on the Hancock Aircraft Carrier (CVA-19), and tells a really interesting story about the experience leaving Vietnam.

Tours for the LST-325 go from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. now through Monday. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for 6-17 year old and free for kids 5 and under.

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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