7:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

WW2 Landings Recreated on Lake Michigan

Lead in text: 
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.
2:44 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

How Military Familes Cope

Cecilia Mallette and Anne Flanders
Credit Chris Killian

Chris Killian reports on how the families of deployed troops cope with the stress of separation

Behind every deployed service-member there’s a family tending the home fires, waiting for a phone call from a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a husband or wife.

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11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Coming Home From the War

Disabled American Veterans memorial in downtown Kalamazoo.
Credit WMUK

Chris Killian hears from two veterans living in the Kalamazoo area

Mike Hoss remembers a time when, in a split-second, he jumped from Michigan back into combat in Afghanistan. A bag of trash lay under the Stadium Drive overpass on US 131 as he and his wife drove past.

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Homeless Veterans
8:42 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: Help is Available for Veterans in Kalamazoo County

Korean War Veteran speaks with a coordinator for Homeless Street Team Outreach in this November, 2013 file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with James Tucker


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States. 

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12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.

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