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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.

  • Joseph Wentela Makenzi Wentela Photo of Joseph Wentela(From Makenzi Wentela) Joseph Wentela was born in the suburbs of Detroit in Eloise Michigan. Located west of Detroit, Joseph went to Wayne Memorial high school; where ...
  • John M. Pachmayer and the 82nd Airborne Glider Uni… Kalle MarkkanenJohn M. Pachmayer and the 82nd Airborne Glider Units:1942 to the Fall of Berlin The Second World War was perhaps the most expansive conflict that the world has ever seen. The impact of the upheaval caused by the clash of the Allied forces against ...
  • 107th Engineers Battalion Zack Champion107th Engineers Battalion 107th Engineers Battalion Insignia (Wikipedia) The 107th Engineers find their routes right here in the Upper Peninsula, having first been known as the Calumet Light Guard. They hold a history of ...
  • The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg Jacob TalagaThe 24th Michigan Infantry Unit at Gettysburg Introduction (The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit) The 24th Michigan Infantry Unit was an integral part of the Union victory at Gettysburg. Along with other Iron Brigade units the 24th helped stopped an ...
  • SSG Travis Mills – Bravery Beyond the Battle… clcreelSSG Travis Mills - Bravery Beyond the Battlefield Travis Mills outside the Travis Mills Foundation In 2012, Staff Sergeant Travis ‘Big’ Mills became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive injuries ...
  • War of 1812, Battle of Beaver Dams Blake ChosaWar of 1812, Battle of Beaver Dams The Battle of Beaver Dams is one that tends to go unmentioned in the in the topics of battles in the War of 1812 , getting overshadowed by larger conflicts ...
  • Alexander Ramsey Lewis EkolaAlexander Ramsey Alexander Ramsey(From Wikipedia.org) Alexander Ramsey was the first territorial governor of Minnesota and the second governor after it gained its statehood. Ramsey was very involved with the US military during his ...
  • First Lieutenant Aleda E. Lutz Karen HelppiFirst Lieutenant Aleda E. Lutz Aleda E Lutz (Wikipedia) Aleda E. Lutz, nicknamed ‘Lutzy’ was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross award in military history. She was also the first woman killed in ...
  • Kelly Johnson, Aerospace Engineer Josh Johnson Kelly Johnson 1910 – 1990 (SR-71 Blackbirds.com) Kelly Johnson was one of the most influential aerospace engineers of the 20th century and is considered to be the father of Lockheed Martin’s ...
  • Felix J. Lupinski, WWII Veteran Tyler LupinskiFelix J. Lupinski, WWII Veteran Felix Lupinski Military Excellence display case (Image captured by Micheal Lupinski) Scouts in World War II were crucial members of the effort, ...
  • Major Charles W. Whittlesey stmiatecMajor Charles W. Whittlesey For five days in October of 1918, near the end of World War I, the 308th Infantry Battalion were cut off from the rest of their 77th Division during an ...
  • 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Zachary Peitz21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment(wikipedia.org) There were thousands of units that served in the Civil War with many being unknown even though serving during famous battles. The 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry ...
  • General George A. Custer Biography Kathryn WaineoGeneral George A. Custer Biography General George A. Custer (Wikipedia) This is a biography on General George Armstrong Custer, a union general who was known for his bravery and valor ...
  • Buck Sergeant Dennis E. Tilley Zach BohrerBuck Sergeant Dennis E. Tilley I don’t want you to worry but I am in the hospital with fragments but its not that bad (I didn’t even want to go). Lieutenant Dave said it would ...
  • Battle of Beaver Dams 1813 Adam TutakBattle of Beaver Dams 1813 The Battle of Beaver Dams memorial in Thorold, Canada (from wikipedia.com) The Battle of Beaver Dams was a battle in ...