MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Richard Jacobson, a 15-year Air Force Veteran former post 44 veterans service officer has dedicated his life’s work to service. Now faced with unforeseen health issues Jacobson must leave the only life he has known focusing on necessary treatment. Facing financial burdens much more than imagined, Post 44 strives to lessen the financial burdens for one of their own.
John Mayotte, Post 44 Vice Commander, “Veterans are definitely a family in itself. Only about 3 Percent of the population has ever been a veteran, or ever served in the military, so we stick together. American Legion serves Veterans first, and community second, but this is looking after one of ours, who was actually looking after veterans.”
Mayotte says they are generally club licensed and have a public license for the event opening the doors to everyone. He says they are adding this fundraiser to another event this weekend with the performance of a popular band in hopes of drawing a larger crowd to support their friend.
Set for this Saturday from 7 – 10 pm at the Post 44 located at 700 W. Bluff Street in Marquette.