LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, on Thursday welcomed former U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. William Brown to the state Capitol as his special guest for the Senate’s annual Memorial Day service honoring Michigan’s fallen service members.
During his enlistment, Brown served 14 months as scout in Vietnam. Following the conclusion of his military service in 1965, he went on to work for 40 years with the Ford Motor Co. until his retirement.
Brown now volunteers his time with the Huron Valley American Veterans and AMVETS Post 2006 in Milford, where he serves as the group’s public relations director. He has attended over 1,000 funerals to honor American military men and women for their service to our nation and is currently working with the Blue Star Mothers of America to establish a Chapter in the Huron Valley region.