military veterans

Veterans Day
6:41 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans to Honored in Kalamazoo Ceremony

Rose Park Veterans Memorial - file photo
Credit WMUK

Veterans will be honored with a ceremony Tuesday at Rose Park Veterans Memorial in Kalamazoo. 

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Veterans' Stories
8:47 am
Mon November 10, 2014

WSW: Stories from Barracks to the Front

Veterans Park in Kalamazoo - file photo
Credit WMUK


Western Michigan University senior Chris Hickey says "the true story of war will be forever locked in the hearts and minds of those that went through it." 

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Arts & More
11:13 am
Thu November 6, 2014

WMU Veterans Tell Their Stories

Detail of the DAV Memorial in downtown Kalamazoo
Credit WMUK

On Veterans’ Day 2014, several students, faculty, and staff will share stories about their military service. It’s the first of a planned series of annual events called “Stories from the Barracks to the Front”.

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Homeless Veterans
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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5:31 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

World War II veterans welcome home after honor flight

22 Veterans from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek had one-day all expenses paid flight to Washington D.C. and back
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Merlin Shaver busted out laughing when he saw the "Welcome Home Mutt" sign his family was holding, paying homage to a childhood nickname, as he paraded through the sea of people welcoming him home Saturday. "I never would've dreamed that anything like this could happen," Shaver said.