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Local Vets work at Empire Hops Farm

Ryan Paulton who grew up in Lake Leelanau and Eric Perez from Saginaw, are working for Empire Orchards. Both of whom served time in Afghanistan, and both received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds they received while serving as U.S. Army infantrymen. They were stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. Read this article that tells the story of these two Native Michigan men who gave back to their Country.

Written in the Leelanau Enterprise, read more.