Wisconsin Stories

Michael Clemens, Fond du Lac

(Nominated by Dominick L. Stokes)
Marian University Campus
October 23, 2010

Mike Clemens is a friend, father, federal employee and a veteran of the United States Army. Clemens was the Lead investigator for the prison abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib. Clemens was on active duty in Iraq when the charges were broadcast worldwide. He served as a military policeman and investigator for the Army for more than 22 years before becoming the prosecution team’s special investigator at Abu Ghraib. For his successful fact-finding mission, Clemens received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit, the armed forces’ sixth-highest award, which is given for outstanding service and accomplishment. No longer with the Army, Clemens, a native of New Berlin, Wis., now works as a federal agent in Milwaukee. Clemens is author of the book, The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed, American Soldiers on Trial. Mike is my co-worker and friend, worthy of the Service Hero honor.