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Veteran of the Month: Louis Worley

Veteran of the Month: Louis Worley

By Saline Eagle Staff Louis Worley grew up locally in Ypsilanti, MI. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964. In September of 1965 he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Great Lakes in Illinois for his basic training. After his six weeks of basic was completed, he was sent to Quonset Point […]

Veteran of the Month: Tony Kirk

Veteran of the Month: Tony Kirk

By Saline Eagle Staff Tony Kirk was born in Orriville, Ohio, home of JM Smucker Company. In January of 2001Tony enlisted in the United States Army. He was sent to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for his basic training and his AIT (Advanced Individual Training). The combined training took 16 weeks, during which time he received artillery […]

Veteran of the Month: Bill Mayer

Veteran of the Month: Bill Mayer

By Saline Eagle Staff Bill Mayer was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Upon graduating from Ann Arbor High School, Bill knew there was a draft and that he would likely be called. He decided to enlist so that he would be able to select his method of fulfilling his military obligation. With becoming […]

Veteran of the Month: Ron Shuman

Veteran of the Month: Ron Shuman

By Saline Eagle Staff Ron Shuman was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to St. Clair Shores when he was in the sixth grade. While he was a Senior at Lakeview High School, he was contacted by the Army to see if he was interested in joining their ROTC program. They would pay for his […]

Veteran of the Month: Angela Ogas

Veteran of the Month: Angela Ogas

By Saline Eagle Staff Angela is a first for us. She is our first female veteran to be chosen as Veteran of the Month and our first Veteran of the Month to be born on base. Angela was born at Beale AFB in California. Both of her parents were in the United States Air Force, […]

Veteran of the Month: Fred Matzinger

Veteran of the Month: Fred Matzinger

By Saline Eagle Staff Fred Matzinger was born in Detroit, Michigan. However his family moved to Ann Arbor where Fred grew up and graduated from Pioneer High School. He recalls that as far back as he can remember he wanted to be in the Navy. He joined the Sea Scouts, which is a branch of […]

Veteran of the Month: George (Chief) Perrault

Veteran of the Month: George (Chief) Perrault

By Saline Eagle Staff George Perrault enlisted in the Navy on December 26,1957.  In January of 1958, he departed for the United States Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.  Located north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, the winter training was difficult due to the extreme weather conditions.  However, in April of 1958, George had […]

Veteran of the Month: Jerry Swanson

Veteran of the Month: Jerry Swanson

By Saline Eagle Staff Jerry Swanson was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school in 1959, Jerry was working at the A&P grocery store with his good friend, Frank, who mentioned that if they enlisted in the Navy together they would be assigned their first duty station together. Since Jerry […]

Veteran of the Month: Edgar Groom

Veteran of the Month: Edgar Groom

By Saline Eagle Media After getting married in April of 1969, Edgar Groom’s plan was to complete a degree in Architectural Drafting. Upon completing a 2 year course at Washtenaw Community College and graduating in June he suddenly received notice in August of that year that he had been drafted. Edgar was assigned to Ft. […]

Michael J. King Master Chief served honorably for 30 years

Michael J. King Master Chief served honorably for 30 years

By Saline Eagle Staff Master Chief Michael J. King was born in Virginia. Since his father was a career Naval man, the family moved a lot until his retirement. When Mike was 13 his family moved to Milan, where he attended Milan High School and met his wife, Carol. They now reside in Saline, have […]