Old Memories Surface At Veteran's Writing Group

Sep 8, 2014
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.

Amphibious landings in France and Okinawa will be simulated by hundreds of reenactors in Saint Joseph on Saturday.

Chris Killian

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.


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.

The Associated Press


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.