D-Day invasion big deal for 30,000 Wyo soldiers


World War II was an extraordinary time in Wyoming with over 10 percent of the state’s population involved in fighting that war. Over 1,000 died.

The war cry, “Powder River, let’r buck” was heard from Europe to Asia as Wyoming’s finest young men and women risked their lives. This exclamation was first heard in 1898 when Wyoming reportedly exceeded every other state’s quotas for providing soldiers in the Spanish-American War.

All over our state you can find impressive memorials to these brave citizens who left the comfortable confines of the Cowboy State to go to the ends of the w...

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