Cpl. Mike Mead was recently welcomed at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. Cpl. Mead was one of the first Soldiers wounded in the Iraq war. He was escorted by his Aunt Dawn Lambert, and presented an American Flag by Lodge officials. Pictured left to right are; Exalted Ruler Bob Anttila, Mike Mead (holding flag), MI N.E. DDGER Tom Bianco, and Loyal Knight Allen Anttila. Our hats off to Mike for his bravery and service to our nation!