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Area veterans join Black History Month events

Feb. 10, 2011

KALAMAZOO--The contributions of African-American patriots will be the focus of an event Tuesday, Feb. 15, on the campus of Western Michigan University in conjunction with Black History Month.

Photo of Glenn Charles.Photo of Buddy Hannah.

Vietnam veterans Glenn Charles and Buddy Hannah will share their experiences from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 158 of the Bernhard Center. They will talk about their service and how the military impacted their lives. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by WMU Army ROTC and First-Year Experience.

Both speakers are longtime residents of the Kalamazoo community. Charles is a computer engineer who retired from the Upjohn Co. and an active member of Galilee Baptist Church where he serves as a trustee and director of the Media Ministry. Hannah retired from Pfizer Inc. after 35 years of service. He is a poet, author and is referred to as the voice of "Talk It Up," a social commentary radio program on 95.5 FM in Kalamazoo.

For more information, contact Col. Brett Johnson at brett.johnson@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8122, or Dr. Toni Woolfork-Barnes at toni.woolfork-barnes@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2301.

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Media contact: Deanne Puca, (269) 387-8400, deanne.puca@wmich.edu

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