As military police specialist, serving in Baghdad Iraq, an improvised explosive device killed Michelle, on April 9, 2004. She is the National Guard’s first woman to ever be killed in action. She was also the first member of the Wisconsin National Guard to be killed in action since World War II. Witmer is remembered as a dutiful Soldier whose heart went out to the Iraqis, especially to the children she encountered on patrols.
Units:32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, WI