Frank Kaiser Papers, Still Images, and Moving Images,

Summary Information

Title: Frank Kaiser Papers, Still Images, and Moving Images
Inclusive Dates: 2002-2003

  • Kaiser, Frank
Call Number: WVM Mss 2071

Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (1 archives box, 1 map drawer folder, 1 folder, and 2 CD-Rs) 14 photographs : color (1 folder) 992 digital image files, 32 digital video files.

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Map)

Papers, still images, and moving images pertaining to the service of Frank Kaiser, a Mauston, Wisconsin, resident who served with the 128th Air Control Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard during the War in Afghanistan. The collection covers Kaiser's deployment in 2003 and includes letters, email, greetings from school children, photographs, and digital images and videos. Letters and email are a mix of those written to Kaiser from family and friends. The majority of letters are written by Jeff Carnes, a soldier serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003 and was in a relationship with Kaiser at the time. The letters discuss Carnes' love and concern for Kaiser, the stress faced by having a couple deployed in two different hot zones, and the burden Don't Ask, Don't Tell put on them during the stressful time. School children greetings include patriotic greetings, brief letters, and an oversized mural thanking Kaiser for his service. Still images are primarily digital photographs taken by Kaiser while stationed in Afghanistan and include depictions of the terrain, base, military aircraft and other equipment, local residents, and fellow airmen. Other photographs are generally of family members he displayed in his locker while in Afghanistan. Videos are short films of deployment to Afghanistan, various aircraft, interactions with local residents, and a few montage segments of the deployment.

Language: English

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