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There are many individuals associated with the U.S. military, both famous and virtually unknown, from the Great Lakes region.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Brigadier General Elon J. Farnsworth Zack Flemingdownload  One of the greatest tragedies of the Civil War is the unnecessarily wasted life of Elon John Farnsworth and the lives of his men at the Battle of Gettysburg July ...
  • The 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment durin… Ethan KnakeMI5-1k-451-029It was the spring of 1861. Tensions were high within the young United States of America. As the northern part of the United States started to become more industrialized, the ...
  • PFC Jack Levandoski Brandon VanWert17 years old at the Battle of the Bulge in the dense Ardennes forest of France, PFC Jack Levandoski only made it to Europe because his superiors in the U.S. ...
  • George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument Matthew McLaughlinThe George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument was erected to commemorate Custer’s early life and his service during the Civil War. Custer’s rise through the ranks in the US Army during ...
  • Thomas Koritz – Koritz Field David EychanerMajor Thomas F. Koritz was born August 10th, 1953 in Rochelle Illinois. Throughout his life, he motivated and inspired individuals not only in his community, but throughout the military as ...
  • A Tactical Analysis of the Battle of the Thames Vincent PadgetBack Ground In the early  parts of the War of 1812, the United States lost Detroit to Tecumseh and Major General Isaac Brock. Tecumseh convinced Brock to attack Detroit, and he listened even ...
  • Recent History of the 107th Fighter Squadron Cameron PotterThe 107th fighter squadron is an Air National Guard unit attached to the 127th wing out of Selfridge Air Base in Mount Clemens, Michigan. They have a long history stretching ...
  • Benjamin D. Pritchard Captures Confederate Preside… Kalvin KrompetzBenjamin D. Pritchard served as a United States army officer. He was born in Nelson, Ohio on January 29, 1835 and unexpectedly deceased on November 26, 1907. Pritchard fought during ...
  • Pvt. Leon W Stadt – 113th Calvary John DonazzoloPvt. Leon W Stadt enlisted in the army at age 20 to serve his country during World War II. He was apart of the 113th Cavalry in charge of daily ...
  • Tech. Sgt. Robert E. LaMotte and the Lady Be Good Nick FisherIn a little town called Lake Linden in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan there lies a monument that holds the propeller of a WWII aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Robert E. LaMotte ...
  • Staff Sergeant Floyd Erickson Cody EricksonBorn January 28, 1922 in Gwinn, Michigan, Floyd Harry Erickson is my great uncle, and a veteran of World War II. He served in the 10th Mountain Division from January ...
  • Sergeant Major Randal Meyer at the Pentagon on Sep… Dylan MeyerSergeant Major Meyer (photo courtesy of the Meyer family)On September 11th, 2001, four planes were hijacked and used in multiple attacks: two on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, one on the Pentagon in Washington ...
  • Kincheloe Air Force Base SAC Time – Tales of a Mec… Tony LackeyKincheloe Air Force Base was heavily involved in providing B-52 Bombers to patrol the world over to protect the US from enemies abroad by projecting military influence.  The mechanics who worked ...
  • Chief Black Hawk at the Battle of Wisconsin Height… Scott Janny    Throughout the whole Black Hawk war, chief Black Hawk and his men were mistreated and oppressed, the same way many other natives and their tribes had been when the state ...
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial Collin Lys  The Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial was constructed to honor the American and Native soldier that died in the aforementioned battle. This battle had great significance, for it was the ...