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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 […]

Jack gets another motorcycle ride

By Joyce Ervin A one-hundred-year old World War II veteran and former motorcyclist, Jack McClary, took his second ride in Dan ‘Griz’ Kofahl’s Indian Vintage 2016 bike with side car. The second- annual Jack’s Ride was sponsored by the Iron Circle Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. McClary was very pleased with this ride, as the caravan […]

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,” […]

The American Legion turns 100

By Thom Publiski One hundred years ago in 1919 a small group of those who served our nation during World War I rallied to Honor those who have fallen in battle. This could not happen without the community, the Citizens of the Milan area and all other citizens in the greatest country in the world. […]

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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