Medal earned during St. Louisan’s service in World War Two saved from scrap heap in Texas
An emotional ceremony at the Soldiers’ Memorial downtown this morning, as a Korean War veteran received the Purple Heart and Oak Cluster for wounds suffered over 60 years ago.
Peggy Eddington Smith of Nevada also received Dad’s Purple Heart & Bronze Star found in Arnold, Mo.
Pfc. John Eddington was fighting in Europe in World War II when he learned his wife gave birth to a daughter. From the battlefield he penned a letter, sweetly telling the little girl how much he loved her and longed to see her.
A Vietnam War veteran from St. Louis County has belatedly received a Purple Heart medal more than 44 years after he was wounded overseas.
The U.S. Defense Department recently announced that the Distinguished Warfare Medal will recognize extraordinary achievement by unmanned aerial vehicle pilots and cyber warriors.
U.S. Postal Service had new first-class postage option ready to debut at Veterans Day observances.
Ronald Wright talked his way into the home of 77-year-old John Shaw in St. Genevieve in bludgeoned to death.
“How can we use the private sector to help us do more with very limited federal dollars?”