Surprise Honor for West Michigan WWII Veteran

Surprise Honor for West Michigan WWII Veteran
Nick Monacelli
Created: 5/4/2008 7:45:59 PM
This is an incredible story that happened during my last Army Reserve Battle Assembly (aka: drill weekend). Awesome to have two heros from the same family honored on the same day.

Just a note: Unbeknownst to me, I was taped shaking hands with Tech Sergeant 4 VanLoon at about the 1:30 mark of the video. CPT McGee (me-promoted from 1LT that same day) made the news!

Congratulations to both Tech Sergeant 4 VanLoon and Master Sergeant Unseld.

  1. I wore Railroad tracks for 11+ years, and still think it’s the best rank in the military…
    You’re still working at the company level, but with enough authority and responsibility to make your job interesting.
    Congratulations on your promotion Emily. Be proud of yourself. I hope you enjoy being a Captain as much as I did.

  2. I wore Railroad tracks for 11+ years, and still think it’s the best rank in the military…
    You’re still working at the company level, but with enough authority and responsibility to make your job interesting.
    Congratulations on your promotion Emily. Be proud of yourself. I hope you enjoy being a Captain as much as I did.

  3. Thanks so much for the congrats guys. It feels strange wearing the tracks. Almost like I have kinda grown up or something. Yeah, no.

    On outranking B.J.? Seriously Shepp, you think I could ever get him to call me ma’am? Ahhhh. Don’t answer that!

  4. Thanks so much for the congrats guys. It feels strange wearing the tracks. Almost like I have kinda grown up or something. Yeah, no.

    On outranking B.J.? Seriously Shepp, you think I could ever get him to call me ma’am? Ahhhh. Don’t answer that!

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