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Veteran of the Month: Charles Cleon Wright

Veteran of the Month: Charles Cleon Wright

By Milan Eagle media Charles Cleon Wright was born April 12, 1927 in Beefhide, KY. He was the 10th of 12 children to Joe and Winnie Wright. His father was a farmer and his mother was a business woman. Cleon attended grade school in a two-room schoolhouse. One room was first through fourth grades while […]

Veteran of the Month: Mark Taylor

Veteran of the Month: Mark Taylor

By Joyce Ervin Beginning with his military service, Mark Taylor, has served in law enforcement all of his adult life. He joined the U.S. Air Force one year after graduating high school in 1982 and served for ten years in Security Police Squadrons before taking a job upon separation as a Staff Sgt. at the […]

Veteran of the Month: Alan Garcia

Veteran of the Month: Alan Garcia

By Joyce Ervin Alan Garcia comes from a third-generation military family and always wanted to make the military his life’s career.  This was important to him, as his grandfathers, father and uncles all served.  He joined the Army in 1997 and was serving at Ft. Leonard wood MO. During infantry training, the drills and marches […]

Veteran of the Month: Jack McClary

Veteran of the Month: Jack McClary

By Joyce Ervin A favorite son of Milan, 100-year-old Capt. Jack McClary, a World War II veteran, was recently honored at a University of Michigan football game as “Veteran of the Game”. While the crowd cheered the alumnus, a short history of his military service, collegiate career and employment at the university, scrolled over the […]

FREEDOM CENTER: Serving those who serve us

By Milan Eagle media Since opening their doors in 2011, the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center (also known as the MI Freedom Center) has served over 637,000 guests in four Freedom Centers across Michigan. The first Freedom Center was launched from a re-purposed Delta Airlines conference room at Detroit Metro Airport’s McNamara Terminal near Gate […]

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