1941-1945: Wisconsin enrolled 375,000 people for World War II. There were 7,980 casualties. People with Wisconsin connections playing key roles in the war included Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Fleet Admiral William Leahy, Vice-Admiral Marc Mitscher, Gen. Nathan Winning, Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, Brig. Gen. Frederick Walter Castle and Major Richard Bong. Fifteen Wisconsin men won the Medal of Honor during World War II.