Rolling Thunder thanks veterans for their service

Rev. Doug Welch of Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter One presents a sweatshirt to veteran Ed Probeck at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

LUDINGTON — Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter One of Manistee continued in its effort to honor veterans by presenting sweatshirts and sweat pants to veterans in area nursing homes.

On Tuesday Rolling Thunder members made the rounds in Ludington at Oakview Medical Care Facility and Tendercare of Ludington and on Sunday will meet with veterans at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.

“It is always a pleasure to have Rolling Thunder come in and acknowledge our resident veterans,” said Patty Primozich, Oakview’s recreational therapy supervisor.

Since Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, Rolling Thunder will help the veterans at the Medical Care Facility celebrate the special day starting at 3:30 p.m.

Rolling Thunder’s mission states that the organization is “committed to helping American veterans from all wars.” Further information on the organization is available at the website

Members of Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter One met at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington on Tuesday to present sweatshirts to veterans. From left to right are (front row) Roger and Pat Hakanson, Rev. Doug Welch, Chuck Carr, (back row) Jim DeFever, Marty Kensil and Lori Welch. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)


Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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