Downriver Military Heroes

At Discover Downriver, we think it is vitally important to remember and recognize our veterans. Shown below are Downriver veterans who have served our country in some capacity and are being honored and acknowledged for that service. Thank you to all the veterans out there who serve or have served our country! We cannot thank you enough for what you do.

If anyone you know is a veteran or you are one yourself, click here to be featured on the site.

Jared Blackson

United States Marines
2014 – Present
Trenton Resident

Jacob Boettcher

United States Marines
2016 – Present
Ferndale Resident

Anica Coate

United States Marines
2008 – 2014
Southgate Resident

Joel Crawford

United States Marines & Army
2008 – Current
Belleville Resident

Michael C. Crossman

United States Marines
1999-2007
Brownstown Twp.

Eric Demmer

United States Marines
1998 – 2004
Wyandotte Resident

Mike Emory

United States Army
1992 – 2014
Woodhaven Resident

Norman Fulmer

United States Army
1944 – 1974
Downriver Resident

Raymond Kay

United States Army
1966 – 1968
Taylor Resident

Justin Paglia

United States Marines
2002 – 2006
Dearborn Heights Resident

John Perry

United States Army
1968 – 1972
Allen Park Resident

Ann Rudisill

United States Air Force
1972 – 1976
Wyandotte Resident

Steve Sankovich

United States Navy
1990 – 1992
Taylor Resident

Bryce Schonfeld

United States Marines
1993-1997
Allen Park Resident

Mano Paravas

United States Army
1988-1996
Southgate Resident

Chad Turman

United States Navy
1993 – 2015
Brownstown Resident

John Weisler

United States Marines & Army
1999 – 2012
Taylor Resident

Charlie White

United States Army
2010 – 2016
Ypsilanti Resident

Kevin VanBoxell

United States Navy
1974 – 2013
Wyandotte Resident

Jerry R McAdams

United States Navy
1969 – 1979
Allen Park Resident

Ron Reed

United States Marines Corps
4 years; Two Tours in Vietnam
Taylor Resident