Our VETERANS category provides users with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues affecting veterans throughout the UP.
Rural Insights contributor Jesse Sherman examined some of the challenges faced by veterans in rural America, in a recently-published paper.
“Nothing was the same. The friends I had known two decades ago were gone, or exactly as they had been 22 years earlier; my family were older, many had passed, and the number of people crowded all around me was a difficult situation to adjust to.” Army Veteran Michael Rutledge, who served two decades in the service, provides insight into the challenges returning home and how the rural lifestyle of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula helped him readjust.
A series of two studies recently completed by Jesse Sherman, a Marine Corps veteran and graduate student at Northern Michigan University, compare data for U.S. military veterans living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a county-by-county basis. The studies look at veteran compensation benefits and veteran demographics across the U.P.’s 15 counties.