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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 […]

George Falk: The heroic story of a World war II Pow

George Falk: The heroic story of a World war II Pow

A revised reprint from a 2005 edition of the Milan News-Leader By Isabelle Schultz It was a time when 52 American hostages were released from Iranian captivity. The national news event unleashed a flood of memories for Milan’s George Falk. “When I watched the hostages coming off that plane, I knew the joy they felt,” […]

Veteran of the Month: Brent Strong

Veteran of the Month: Brent Strong

By Milan Eagle media Brent Strong was born in Milan to parents Craig and Sandy Strong. He grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 2000. Brent’s father was in the Army and Brent always wanted to join and serve his country. He was going to enlist but his dad encouraged him […]

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