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Published August 28, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — There’s a new colonel in charge of a mission support group at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

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Published August 12, 2019

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WARREN — Aug. 15, 1945, is forever known as V-J Day, the day of victory for Allied forces over Japan in World War II.

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Published August 6, 2019

LANSING — Of the 1,196 men aboard the USS Indianapolis at the time of its sinking on July 30, 1945, during World War II, only 316 survived. Today, 12 are alive — Lansing's Richard Thelen is one of them.

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Published July 12, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A recently received federal grant will give Macomb County officials the ability to fund a study to determine future land use opportunities around Selfridge Air National Guard Base — opportunities that would benefit both the base and its neighboring communities.

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Published July 1, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Ayoub “David” Haddad, 93, joined the U.S. Marine Corps as soon as he could at age 18 in 1943.

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Published June 28, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Now in its 12th year of bringing fireworks to a community of more than 100,000 residents, the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department continues to try and outdo itself.

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Published June 19, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 17th annual Ride for Freedom will begin at 9 a.m. June 23 with a continental breakfast at Wolverine Harley Davidson, 44660 N. Gratiot Ave. in Clinton Township. At about 11:30 a.m., rain or shine, an estimated 300 motorcyclists will hit the pavement for a 60-mile trek around Macomb County, up to the New Baltimore and Marine City area and back.

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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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