From service to new skills: Spectrum Health expanding job program for veterans

For eight months, Hugh Lehigh struggled to find work after relocating from Seattle to West Michigan in 2012. The 59-year-old Army veteran was transitioning from a three-decade career with the U.S. Postal Service. He applied for 100 positions in the Grand Rapids area and landed a few interviews. But they didn’t pan out. The Spectrum Read More

Homeless veteran buried in National Cemetery after 5 months unclaimed in morgue

A homeless navy veteran died in Ann Arbor last October. No family members came forward to claim his body. So for five months, the veteran’s body lay in the morgue. Now, finally, thanks to a few friends who refused to give up, Lawrence Tucker’s body was laid to rest last week at the Great Lakes Read More