8:33 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Galesburg Veteran Recalls Attack on Pearl Harbor

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93 year old Jack Newton was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on December 7, 1941
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Editor's note: As part of MLive's effort this year to honor, document and share the stories of living World War II veterans in its Michigan Honors project, the Kalamazoo Gazette interviewed many area veterans.
7:38 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Makeover Planned for Veterans Memorial in Riverside Cemetery

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Westwood Garden Club and Kalamazoo area businesses leading $100,00 effort
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When Sharon Robbins would drive by Riverside Cemetery and its dilapidated memorial to our nation's veterans, she grew increasingly dismayed. "I drive by it every day," Robbins said. "It always bugged me. Nobody kept it up. People don't even know that it was there."
2:37 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Talons Out Flight Honors WW2 Veterans

Welcoming home Talons Out veterans in Kalamazoo
Credit Gereld Malec / WMUK

Veterans of the Second World War are often thought of as the “Greatest Generation.” Many paid the ultimate price of defeating Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire. But many more lived on to remember comrades who didn’t come home. But the ranks of World War Two vets are thinning fast. It’s estimated that up to 800 die every day, often without having had the chance to visit the Second World War Memorial in Washington completed in 2004.

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3:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Old Memories Surface At Veteran's Writing Group

Rudy Hanson during the Korean War
Jerry Malec, WMUK

They served their nation honorably, but many combat veterans have had, or may still have, difficulty actually talking about their experiences. A special writing project is helping a group of Kalamazoo-area military veterans talk about experiences they may not have thought about in years.

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7:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

WW2 Landings Recreated on Lake Michigan

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Amphibious landings in France and Okinawa will be simulated by hundreds of reenactors in Saint Joseph on Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH, MI - The crackle of gunfire, the roar of explosions and the throaty rumble of aircraft engines will all descend upon Tiscornia Beach this weekend during the seventh Lest We Forget tribute to veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.