The Copper Country gets all kinds of visitors during the summer, but not many are as special as John Antkowiak.

He drove from North Carolina to the Keweenaw to award a Silver Star to a Houghton County Resident, Lt. Lawrence.

Heideman died in the line of duty during W.W. II.

Heideman’s family members, Karen Johnson and Dan Juntila talked with us after the service.