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Veteran of the Month: Bob Elliott

Veteran of the Month: Bob Elliott

By Milan Eagle Media Bob Elliott’s dad was in the Army Air Corps during WWII, a crew chief on B38 fighters and stationed in California where Bob was born. When Bob was two they moved to Hudson, MI where Bob grew up. After high school Bob attended Adrian College, graduating 1967. Because of the draft […]

Veteran of the Month Chris Wetzler

Veteran of the Month Chris Wetzler

By Milan Eagle Media He was born in Toledo, Ohio son of a WWII veteran that was Captain in Army Intelligence. His dad always wanted to build a house in the woods so in 1957 Chris Wetzler moved from Ohio to Michigan where dad built the house and Chris later graduated from Ida High School. […]

Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

By Joyce Ervin Neil Early couldn’t find a job after graduating from Milan High School in 1961.  So, he believed the recruiting officer that said they would train him for a trade.  He joined the United States Air Force and found himself in the 821stCombat Defense Squadron as an Air Police. After serving one year […]

Veteran of the Month: Jim Cullip

Veteran of the Month: Jim Cullip

By Milan Eagle Media Jim Cullip, who served as the Milan Area Chamber President in 1975, has been designated our Veteran of the Month.  Jim, joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served through 1959.  He took his basics at Great Lakes, followed by sub school in New London, CT.  He served on the submarine U.S.S. Chivo 341, […]

Veteran of the Month: Donald J. Schrock

Veteran of the Month: Donald J. Schrock

By Milan Eagle Media with speical thanks to Laura Edge Korea, 1950-1953, “The Forgotten War.” But, in spite of their silence, the combat veterans who served in Korea cannot and will not forget. Milan native, Donald J. Schrock is one of these veterans. He recently sat down with his cousin, Robert Schrock, to share his […]

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