Army

Brigadier General Malcolm Frost photo
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The U.S. Army plans to reduce its size by some 40,000 troops over the next two years. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs, Brigadier General Malcolm Frost.


Retired U.S. Army First Lieutenant William Milzarski.
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    The Purple Heart is the oldest military award the United States of America gives to its service members.  It’s sometimes called “the medal nobody wants,” because it’s given to those killed or wounded in combat.  Now, a mid-Michigan man has joined those ranks.  First Lieutenant William Milzarski is  retired from the U-S Army.  He first enlisted back on August 1, 1990 -- the day before Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.  He spent just a few years in as a heavy construction operator.  He was injured, got out and eventually went to Cooley Law School.

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The Michigan National Guard is joining the U.S. Army "stand down" suicide prevention effort.