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Veteran of the Month: Rodrick Beaton “Hot Rod”

Veteran of the Month: Rodrick Beaton “Hot Rod”

By Milan Eagle media Rodrick Beaton “Hot Rod” was born in Del Ray, Michigan, which is near River Rouge. He was the second oldest of nine children. In 1972 he graduated from Airport High School. On September 23, 1974 Hot Rod joined the United States Marine Corps and headed to Camp Pendleton, CA for his […]

Fisher House: Family’s Love Is The Best Medicine

Fisher House: Family’s Love Is The Best Medicine

By Milan Eagle media When most people think of the state of Michigan, they often don’t connect it with the military. Maybe this is because we are a guard and reserve state, maybe it’s because we don’t see many men and women in uniform, or even that there aren’t fighter jets regularly carving streams in […]

Veteran of the Month: Fred Schettenhelm

Veteran of the Month: Fred Schettenhelm

By Milan Eagle media Fred Schettenhelm was born in Dearborn, MI on a farm. His family, originally from Germany, farrning operations goes back 5 generations. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother. His family moved to Milan in 1955. Fred graduated from Saline High School. Fred was the first member of his family to be […]

Veteran of the Month: Jared J. Mullins

Veteran of the Month: Jared J. Mullins

By Milan Eagle media Jared’s parents are David & Tina Mullins and his grandparents are Lowell & Glenna Mullins and Jim & Sharon Gruden. The name Mullins is well known to the people of Milan. Jared’s grandfather, the late Lowell Mullins and his father, David Mullins established Mullins Auto Supply & Service on County in […]

Veteran of the Month: Johnny Rakipi

Veteran of the Month: Johnny Rakipi

By Milan Eagle media Johnny Rakipi was born November 7, 1971 in Dearborn, Michigan. He graduated from Fordson High School in 1989. During his senior year he and his best friend were always talking about what they wanted to do when they finished high school. At the time, Johnny wasn’t ready to go to college. […]

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