HANCOCK, Mich. - When George J. Butvilas arrived in the far reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1990 to rescue a failing thrift, his military side came shining through.

"We were under fire in terms of our survival and it was pretty clear what had to be done," said the U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. "They needed somebody to pick up the flag and say, 'Here's where we're going, folks.' "

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