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Veteran of the Month: Jim Slater

Veteran of the Month: Jim Slater

By Joyce Ervin Jim Slater of Milan served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1968. He completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas before being transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where he received his training in inspection of survival equipment. If you were a pilot, on […]

Veteran of the Month: Daniel Wisner

Veteran of the Month: Daniel Wisner

By Joyce Ervin Daniel Wisner ended his military career with the rank of SP-3 after being drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1955. He was inducted at the historic Ft. Wayne in Detroit. Before that day, he was a graduate of Hillsdale College where he earned a degree in Math and Physics. All this […]

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 […]

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