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Veteran of the Month: Michael Mitchell

Veteran of the Month: Michael Mitchell

Milan Veteran 1st Lt. Michael Mitchell returned home recently from a tour of duty in Afghanistan a hero with a bronze star on his chest. The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to an individual in the U.S. Armed Forces for acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service. The company he commanded is being […]

Milan’s Calvin Birchmeier Served in WWII

Milan’s Calvin Birchmeier Served in WWII

Jim Birchmeier found a big box containing old letters that had belonged to his dad, he’d like to share some of the information from those old  WWII letters that have been saved all these years to honor his father and hopefully reunite some of those letters with the people that wrote them. He was amazed […]

TSA to Provide Additional Expedited Screening Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Starting today at airports nationwide, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will offer expedited screening to severely injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to offering curb to gate service for our nation’s Wounded Warriors, these individuals will also be eligible to move through security checkpoints without having to remove shoes, light outerwear jackets […]

Veteran of the Month: Duane Hayes

Veteran of the Month: Duane Hayes

The nation was introduced to Master Sgt. Duane Hayes on the highest-rated National Geographic channel’s documentary series “Inside Combat Rescue” that aired on March 25.  Word spread quickly that Hayes, one of Milan’s own, would be featured in the series. Milan watched with pride as this 1992 Milan High School graduate, U.S. Air Force, Pararescueman […]

Attention Milan Area Veterans

by Michael E. Van Wasshnova, Guest Contributor Probably the best kept secret in Milan is the fact that there is actually a Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post in town. After reading the article about Andrew “Drew” Cummings, I was prompted to write to inform others there is indeed a Milan Post. The George A. […]