Patriotism/Military

Published June 14, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Macomb County soldier who served as a medic in Afghanistan had his Silver Star Medal upgraded to a Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism during active duty.

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Published June 6, 2019

Editor’s note: Staff Writer Brian Louwers is in Europe, visiting historic spots and attending ceremonies in France and the Netherlands marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). Below are some dispatches and photos he’s sent in about his experiences:

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Published June 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force Dwight Eisenhower famously said the task of D-Day would not be an easy one, given the enemy was “well-trained, well-equipped and battle-hardened.”

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Published May 29, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — It’s a long weekend filled with barbecues, parades and road trips, but this year, attendees of Southfield and Lathrup Village’s Memorial Day ceremony were asked to remember the true meaning of the holiday.

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Published May 28, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Committee Chair Cheryl Furdos said that the 67th annual Memorial Day parade May 26 was fabulous, despite rain that began about a half-hour into the event.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Several specially grown rosebushes were planted at the entrance to Roseville’s city building May 21 as a tribute to the millions of women who went to work in the spirit of Rosie the Riveter during World War II.

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Published May 28, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe is gearing up for its annual car show and fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

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Published May 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The military service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedoms were honored during the Grosse Pointe Woods Historical Commission’s 37th annual Memorial Day observance.

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Published May 26, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Utica and Shelby Township joined together as one for a Memorial Day gathering May 26 in Shelby Township.

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Published May 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Peter Braun made his first parachute landing on his 17th birthday. He’s 54 now and has logged 6,500 jumps. None will be more meaningful than those he’s scheduled to make this June

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Published May 23, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — On Dec. 7, 1941, Navy Water Tender 1st Class Edwin Bonner McCabe, 27, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when it and other ships came under attack by Japanese aircraft.

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Published May 22, 2019

METRO DETROIT — In 1966, Tim Litz returned from Vietnam a Marine, ready to get on with life. It wasn’t long before he found the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 27, Royal Oak will continue its decades-old tradition of a Memorial Day parade and ceremony to remember those who died protecting the country.

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Published May 21, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A once-controversial plan to convert The War Memorial’s Fries Auditorium into a movie theater no longer seems to have left the Grosse Pointe community divided.

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Published May 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — There’ll be dancing in the streets when this year’s St. Clair Shores Memorial Day parade hits Jefferson Avenue with musical acts galore.

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Published May 17, 2019

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METRO DETROIT — The 3,900-mile Midwest route traveling from Minneapolis to Dallas made its way through metro Detroit, stopping in Harrison Township, St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Farms, Detroit and Allen Park May 10.

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Published May 15, 2019

TROY — The family of retired U.S. Army Col. James E. Prescott moved around a lot during his 30 years of active duty.

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Military service personnel, from new enlistees to veterans, will once again be honored during a series of community events leading up to Memorial Day at The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published May 14, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Both Eastpointe and Roseville are gearing up for their annual Memorial Day parades, celebrating the local communities and remembering those who have fallen in service to the United States.

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Published May 13, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — May 27 will be a special day for Air Force Master Sgt. Hope Morphew. It will be her 41st birthday. It will mark the anniversary of when she came home from Iraq. And it will also be the day that she leads the Sterling Heights Memorial Day parade as grand marshal.

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