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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.

  • Major Julian Schuster Dan DomitrovichJulian Schuster was a Major in the US Army Air Corp from 1939 to 1943.  He performed trouble-shooting and diagnostic work on aircraft in the Pacific Theater of War up ...
  • The Stonewall Regiment 17th MI Volunteers Alexander AbbottThe Civil War, a bloody conflict that engulfed the entire nation, fought by ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. Forever immortalized in monuments, these men came from the same towns ...
  • Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Kellie SchaeferOliver Hazard Perry "http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/manuscripts/perry/images/perrypic.jpg"Oliver Hazard Perry was born August 23, 1785 to Sarah Wallace Alexander and United States Naval Captain Christopher Raymond Perry in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Perry had three sisters and ...
  • Henry Ford and the World Wars Garrett FiskHenry Ford was a leading industrialist throughout the early 1900s and created the first mass produced automobiles. Ford held many strong convictions on religion, history, politics, war and the issue ...
  • The Northwest Theater of the War of 1812, General … Joe GarnerIn June 1812, the United States’ feud with Great Britain reached a high point and the two countries plunged into war. Heat from the previous war between the two only ...
  • Colonel Delbert L. Waugh Memorial Daniel FrankColonel Delbert L. Waugh MemorialColonel Delbert L. Waugh was a lieutenant colonel in the army before he retired and worked as a pilot for Angels MedFlight.  As a result of his bravery and dedication, ...
  • The Ford Family at Willow Run Martin GargaroHenry Ford, the founder of Willow Run (From AmericanAutoMove.com)On December 29, 1940, roughly one year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech vowing to aid the Allies in their fight against Nazi Germany ...
  • Lake MI, Corsair Fails to Land on USS Wolverine Devon SmithCarl H. Johnson of the United States Naval Reserve was completing his training to land naval aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier in mid June of 1943. Flying in his F4U-1A ...
  • John Bradley blradlofJohn Henry Bradley was born in Antigo, Wisconsin on July 10, 1923 to James and Kathryn Bradley and was the second of five children. He had an interest of joining ...
  • Johnson’s Island POW Camp Owen BuckleyNamed for the man who previously owned the island, the Johnson’s Island Prison was constructed to hold Confederate officers captured during the Civil War. Overall, the Johnson’s Island Prison facility ...
  • General William Hull Alex AprillWilliam Hull was the general at the Battle of Detroit in the war of 1812. Hull is commonly criticized for his unreasonable surrender and lack of leadership during the battle, having surrendered ...
  • Iven C. Kincheloe “America’s No.1 Spac… Drake WilsonIven C. Kincheloe “America’s No.1 Spaceman” was a extraordinary individual in all aspects of his life, especially tucked into the aspects of aviation history. Coming from a humble beginning being ...
  • Battle of Lake Erie – Robert Heriot Barclay Brian ShaneMany people often forget the losing commanding officer in a war or battle. Sometimes it is at the fault of the commanding officer for the outcome of the battle, and ...
  • Cone Drive Military Gear Sets Josh DillonCone Drive is a manufacturing facility located in Traverse City, MI specializing in worm gear and precision drive technologies. This facility has produced worm gear sets for all branches of ...
  • William Tecumseh Sherman, and his March to the Sea… Grant BuhlOverview William Tecumseh Sherman, was born February 8, 1820, in Lancaster, Ohio. When Sherman was nine years old his father, a successful lawyer on the Ohio Supreme court, unexpectedly died in ...