u.s. army http://michiganradio.org en Helping Michigan's veterans get the benefits they've earned http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-michigans-veterans-get-benefits-theyve-earned <p>This Veterans Day, Michigan has <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/11/michigan_ranks_last_among_stat.html">the dubious distinction</a> of having its military veterans among those receiving the least government benefits of any in the 50 states.</p><p>Michigan’s more than 650 thousand veterans get about $3,400 on average in benefits compared with a national average of nearly five thousand dollars a year.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:53:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15195 at http://michiganradio.org Helping Michigan's veterans get the benefits they've earned MSU student produces documentary dedicated to casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-student-produces-documentary-dedicated-casualties-operation-enduring-freedom <p>In October 2010, the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines deployed to Afghanistan. They were sent to relieve the British Royal Marines in the southern Helmand Province, a hotbed of insurgent fighters and IEDs.</p><p>Twenty-five Marines in the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines did not come home.</p><p>One of those who did come home went on to become a student at Michigan State University. Former Marine sniper Logan Stark is now a senior in MSU's Professional Writing Program.</p><p>As a class project, Logan formed a three-member team that produced a documentary called "For the 25" dedicated to his fallen brothers in the "Dark Horse" battalion, which suffered the highest number of casualties in 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom.</p><p>Logan Stark joined us in the studio today.</p><p>You can watch "For the 25" below.</p><p>http://youtu.be/GkpNZWf8lw0</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:06:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 13447 at http://michiganradio.org MSU student produces documentary dedicated to casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom Michigan service set for Army nurse who died on Skype chat http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-service-set-army-nurse-who-died-skype-chat <p>ADDISON, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan memorial service is Saturday for a U.S. Army nurse who died suddenly in Afghanistan during a computer video chat with his wife.<br /><br />The service for 43-year-old Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Addison Middle School, about 70 miles southwest of Detroit. He grew up in Michigan.<br /><br />Clark was assigned to a medical center in El Paso, Texas, and then deployed to Afghanistan in March. His wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, was in Texas chatting with him via Skype on April 30 when he collapsed. The death is under investigation.<br /><br />A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in western New York.<br /><br />Clark&#39;s wife is from Spencerport, N.Y. He and his family lived there for six years before he joined the Army in 2006. Mon, 14 May 2012 16:20:26 +0000 The Associated Press 7457 at http://michiganradio.org Army sergeant from Michigan killed in Afghanistan http://michiganradio.org/post/army-sergeant-michigan-killed-afghanistan <p>BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. military says a 28-year-old Army sergeant from Battle Creek has been killed in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.</p><p>The Defense Department said Thursday that Staff Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton died Tuesday in Afghanistan&#39;s Paktia province. The military says Throckmorton died of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.</p><p>Also killed in the attack were 24-year-old Spc. Jordan Schumann of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and 22-year-old Spc. Preston Suter of Sandy, Utah.</p><p>They were part of the 709th Military Police Battalion in Hohenfels, Germany. Thu, 07 Jul 2011 20:41:36 +0000 The Associated Press 3195 at http://michiganradio.org