veterans

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you’re a veteran and you need to apply for federal benefits, in theory you can fill out the paperwork by yourself. In reality, it might not be so simple.

“Filing a benefit, it’s like trying to do your taxes,” says Mike Hoss, Kalamazoo County’s Veteran Service Coordinator.


WMUK

Our Thanksgiving edition of WestSouthwest is a rebroadcast from earlier this month. We talk with author, actor and Marine veteran Benjamin Busch. 


Couples dance in the style of the 1940s as drummer Ray McKinley leads the Glenn Miller band at a policemen’s ball in Niagara Falls, New York on Nov. 25, 1963.
AP Photo/Dave Pickoff

Every year the Portage District Library sets up a few display cases that highlight local veterans - like Dock Stowell, an Albion professor who was a conscientious objector during World War II. Local historian Steve Rossio told us his story:


WMUK

Although he’s the son of a novelist, Benjamin Busch didn’t really find his voice as a writer until he was a marine sending letters home from Iraq. 


Governor Signs Veterans' Facility Reporting Bill

Oct 26, 2016
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan veterans’ facilities are getting new reporting requirements. 

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