The listed coordinates will take you across a causeway on to an island in Lake Pacawa in the Village of Plover. THERE IS NO CONTAINER AT THAT LOCATION OR ANYWHERE ON THE MEMORIAL ISLAND OR CAUSEWAY! On this island is the Wisconsin Korean War Memorial. Be respectful on your visit here, and remember those who served in “The Forgotten War”. Note that the hours that the causeway and island are open are from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There is handicapped-accessible parking due north of the memorial (and connected by a paved walkway) with more parking to the east near the picnic area and playground of Worzella Pines Park. The memorial can be accessed in the winter, although the parking and the causeway are not plowed. The information that you need to gather can also be obtained in the winter, and the final location will not be affected by snow levels.
Replace the letters in the coordinates below with your answers to the following research questions about what you see at the memorial site. Then go to those coordinates to find the container and log sheet to sign for this puzzle cache.
After crossing the causeway, you will see the main wall of the memorial. (It has four stars on the top.) Read what is written on this wall, counting the digits you see as you do your reading. The 15th digit will be the value for A. The 20th digit will be the value for C.
Now go to the area with the statues, benches, and flag poles. Read the sign that tells you about the statue figures. Get close to the figures. How many weapons are with the statues? This will be D. How many statues are depicted wearing hats/helmets? This will be G.
The rest of the information that you will need can be found on the individual tiles that are located on the three walls.
Go back to the main wall that you first visited but to the west (back) side of it to view the tiles there. On the far right as you are looking at it, count down to the 7th tile, which has only words (no numbers) on it. Read the inscription there, and count the total number of words. Use the second digit of that number for K.
Now turn around and find your next three values on the east side of the second wall. On the far left side of this wall is a larger tile honoring a Korean “For his service as Interpreter with the XXXXth Army Unit”. The value for H is the second digit of this unit number.
In the middle of this wall is the tile that contained the answer you needed to claim the smiley for the virtual cache that was here. You don’t need to know that for this puzzle, but the question was: “On the wall of tiles, for whom does the 'Kettle Moraine Chapter' honor?” Look at the larger tile immediately to the left of the tile that held the “virtual” answer. There are four words on that tile. Count the number of letters in those words. The second digit of your answer will be what you need for J.
From the “virtual” panel, count three larger panels directly above it. On that third tile again there are only words, twelve in all. Count the number of letters in the 6th word. This will be the value for B.
Now go around to the west (back) side of the second wall. Near the center of this side is a cluster of tiles honoring Korean War Medal of Honor winners. How many MOH symbols can you see in this cluster? Use that number for your E value.
If you turn to the west to see the third wall, you will notice that this newest wall has very few tiles on it so far. Read the one in the lower right corner to learn about a decorated veteran who also had a unique distinction. You don’t need to know what that is, but you do need to know how many purple hearts this man was awarded. This number will be the value for F.
Thank you for visiting Wisconsin’s Korean War Memorial and learning more about it. Stop by here and reflect whenever you are in the area. As for now, go find the cache!