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Eagle Honors SPECIALIST/E-4 DONNIE TOWNS Thank you for your service!

Eagle Honors SPECIALIST/E-4  DONNIE TOWNS  Thank you for your service!

Donnie Towns served 7 years in the Army/Michigan Army National Guard from 2005 to 2011.  During those years, he experienced war, serving in combat tour in 2008 at the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Ramadi, Iraq. He earned several medals including the Army Achievement Medal (AAM) Army Good Conduct Medal (AGM) Army Commendation Medal […]

Milan WW II veteran Sgt. Elmer Anderson

Milan WW II veteran Sgt. Elmer Anderson

Sgt. Elmer Anderson, a Milan farm boy, celebrated his twentieth birthday at a military camp in Texas and his twenty-first birthday in Bremerhaven, Germany after being drafted in 1944 to serve his country in the WW II United States Army of occupation until December of 1946. The Allied Forces bombed Breman during the war but […]

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 […]