Stanley R. Christianson served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for "heroic action in battle," the only soldier from LaCrosse County to receive this honor.
Read the story of the incident that led to this medal by visiting a memorial marker in Veteran's Memorial Park in West Salem. From this marker, you will gather information to provide the coordinates to the next stage, located in Wet Coulee Cemetery. This quiet cemetery is tucked in a valley north of town, off County Highway C. Watch for signs that lead you there. The coordinates for the second waypoint are:
A=Number of dead in immediate vicinity
B=Second number of the hill
C=Number of dead in immediate vicinity - 7
D=First number of the hill - 1
E=Third number of year this sign was erected
F=Last number of hill + 4
At the second waypoint, you will visit the grave of Mr. Christianson in this peaceful cemetery overlooking the valley. The final is located nearby, and will not be on any of the gravestones. If family are visiting their loved ones, or services are taking place, please respect their privacy and return at another time to seek this cache. Thank you for understanding.
The coordinates for the final are:
N 43 59.ABC
W 91 04.DEF
A=Month of his death - 2
B=First number of his birthdate + 2
C=Month of his birth + 2
D=Fourth number of year of his death
E=Last number of year of his birth
F=Third number of year of his death + 1
Final has a log only, please bring a pencil.
Final is a child-proof pill bottle, held in place by a cable tie. Please take care when retrieving and replacing it. Thanks!