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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.

  • 2LT Robert Braden Emmitt ForbushRobert Braden is a retired Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was a platoon leader in the 78th Infantry Division in the 1940s. 2LT Braden was a part of the ...
  • Colonel William P. Innes Zach DriesengaColonel William P. InnesCol. William Power Innes, the commanding officer of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics served the Union during the American Civil War from the opening of the war to its close, ...
  • Richard Bong: Ace of Aces Zach KlassenThe first of nine siblings, Richard Bong was born in Poplar, WI on September 24, 1920. Bong served in World War II and through his outstanding service, became a recipient ...
  • Joseph Bailey Matthew PscheidJoseph Bailey, an Ohio native, is most noted for his actions during the Red River Campaign of 1864, by building what is known as Bailey’s Dam. Initially a Captain for ...
  • 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Austin HowerAmong the abundant facets the American Civil War is known for today, there are some that should stand out. The Iron Brigade and the 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry proved to ...
  • John Bradley at the Battle of Iwo Jima Andrew FoxOne of the most iconic military photographs is the raising of the United States flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.  John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, is one of the ...
  • General Frank D. Baldwin Joshua McClarenAmerican General Frank D. Baldwin from the State of Michigan was one of only 19 people to be awarded two Medals of Honor. General Baldwin fought in three separate wars, the ...
  • General Winchester: 1813 Grace CareyGeneral Winchester: 1813General James Winchester was one of the leaders during the Battle of the River Raisin during the War of 1812. He led his men from Kentucky to Michigan during the ...