Portage County has lost another hero of World War II. John Regnier, Whiting, who died at his home Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, wasn’t a battlefield hero. He was a hero because he spoke out about the atrocities he experienced while helping to liberate a Nazi concentration camp in Ohrdruf, Germany, at the end of World War II.
Regnier was one of 18 veterans to appear on the Wisconsin Public Television program, “Wisconsin WWII Stories Part II: Europe,” in 2003, relating his experiences. He spoke at countless programs in the area, displaying photos he took of the concentration camp, as well as photos taken by other soldiers.
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