Senate approves funding for UW missing soldiers project

Wisconsin State Senate
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MADISON, Wis. — The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers to request hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover missing Wisconsin soldiers’ remains.

The bill would allow the UW-Madison Missing-In-Action Recovery and Identification Project to ask the state to release $360,000 over the next two fiscal years to fund searches for Wisconsin soldiers missing around the world. The project’s founder says about 1,500 Wisconsin soldiers have disappeared in action since World War II.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously Tuesday. It next goes to the state Assembly.