Veterans’ Stories


Each month, Emmet County recognizes an area veteran for his or her service to our country. New features will run each month. If you have a suggestion for a veteran to feature – young or old, man or woman, friend or relative – please contact the Communications and Web Development Director, at (231) 348-1704.


Harbor Springs resident ‘Moose’ Dunne recalls service in the Merchant Marines

Posted on September 20th, 2016
“My orders were to go to San Mateo and to report on Jan. 15, 1945,” Moose wrote. “My departure for WWII has one Read More

Carl Lewis: Petoskey WWII Veteran recalls service that earned him the Purple Heart

Posted on May 4th, 2016
By Tamara Stevens, Special to Emmet County   Carl Lewis, Sr., wears his World War II commemorative jacket with pride.… Read More

Gordon Wiitanen: Purple Heart recipient has spent a lifetime in service to the US

Posted on February 18th, 2016
By Tamara Stevens, Special to Emmet County      All of the World War II memorials in Washington, D.C., have something in… Read More

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