“He was a hero:” Students learning from the life of Bay View Medal of Honor recipient Lance Sijan



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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For 46 days, he survived in the jungles of North Vietnam with fractures in his head and his leg. Now, Captain Lance Sijan’s sister is hoping students in Milwaukee can learn a lesson from her brother’s short life.

Students at the Burdick School on S. Griffin Avenue in Milwaukee are learning about a brave man from Bay View.

“He was a hero who fought for our country and he shall never be forgotten,” Celicio Lozano said.

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“I don’t think of anyone else as my hero — except Lance,” Donovan Moreno said.

These students have been studying the life, sacrifices and contributions of Medal of Honor recipient Air Force Captain Lance Sijan.

“We felt that this was a great, great story for the kids of Burdick to sort of engage in and identify with,” Sijan’s sister, Jeanine Sijan Rozina said.

It was 1967 when Captain…

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