We are honored to induct CW3 YeSun Wiltse of Evans, Georgia, into the Rush Limbaugh Military Hall of Patriots. Wiltse has shown exceptional dedication to preserving American values through service abroad and involvement in local politics. As Wilste shares, “I am a proud American who believes in the American Dream because I have lived it.”
CW3 Wiltse was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1974. Although she only had a 5th grade education, YeSun dedicated herself to her studies learning English and earning a high school diploma through an adult education program. She became a proud citizen in 1977 and, shortly after, joined the U.S. Army. Through hard work and exceptional leadership skills, Wiltse moved from a Private E-1 to a Chief Warrant Officer 3. Her service included tours in Germany, The Republic of Korea, Somalia, and extended time in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. YeSun’s patriotism is also carried on in her family. Her two sons are both United States Military Academy graduates and have served a combined four tours in Kosovo and Iraq. Her husband, First Sergeant Mike Wiltse, is also a 20-year veteran.
Since her retirement, Wiltse has continued to serve her country through grassroots efforts. As her husband shares, “YeSun is VERY PROUD of her country, and everyone that knows her knows it!” She was elected as the President of the Greater Columbia County Republican Women’s club, is a guest writer for political columns, and is active in local politics. She considers Rush one of her longtime heroes, and she continues to promote his spirit of American excellence. Thank you, YeSun Wiltse, for your exemplary dedication to the nation!