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Carl Pribyl: An original ‘G.I. Joe’

  By Milan Eagle Media Carl was born January 11, 1927 and lived and grew up on an 80 acre farm on Sherman Rd.  His parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia, as were many other families in the neighborhood.  Like most of us as we get older, he wishes he’d ask more questions about his heritage, […]

Veteran of the Month: Aaron Straub

Veteran of the Month: Aaron Straub

By Milan Eagle Media There’s something good to be said for family, friends, caring and commitment. Aaron Straub was born March 28, 1986 to proud parents Kirk and Lisa.  Basically, Milan, MI has always been his home. He was introduced as a child to helping others, either through serving in the military or helping save […]

VETERAN OF THE MONTH | Ray Novara: The honorable barber

VETERAN OF THE MONTH | Ray Novara: The honorable barber

By Milan Eagle Media Ray Novara was born in Kingsford, Michigan.  To us in Milan, that’s  “way up north”, cross “the bridge” and go west, near Iron Mountain.  Kingsford was the site of a Ford Motor Company factory which built wooden station wagon bodies beginning in 1931.  During WW II , Ford built a glider […]

VETERAN OF THE MONTH | Tom Dupuis: Man for the town

VETERAN OF THE MONTH | Tom Dupuis: Man for the town

By Milan Eagle Media Veteran of the Month for March, Tom Dupuis, is definitely a “man of the town” Tom was born February 21, 1945 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  He married Pat, his high  school girlfriend, and they have two children, a daughter and a son.  Next New Year’s Eve will mark their 50th wedding anniversary! […]

Veteran of the Month: Jack Butler: A man of honor

Veteran of the Month: Jack Butler: A man of honor

By Milan Eagle Media Several times during the conversation Jack said “Bombers won the war for us”.  Jack Butler was referring to the Willow Run Bomber Plant and WWII. Jack Butler, and his twin sister Alice Allstetter, a retired Milan school teacher, were born December 7, 1918 in the house where he has lived his […]