Purple Heart

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Purple Heart Medal Returns to WWII Soldier’s Family

A lost Purple Heart medal was returned to the family of World War II veteran, William T. Brewer.


Purple Heart of PFC Alvin T. Smith of St. Louis was presented to Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis on January 17, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Lost Purple Heart Returned to St. Louis

Medal earned during St. Louisan’s service in World War Two saved from scrap heap in Texas


PFC Leo Hardin receives a Purple Heart on Nov. 7, 2014. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Korean War Veteran Honored 60 Years Later

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.


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WW II Soldier’s Letter Reaches Daughter Via St. Louis

Peggy Eddington Smith of Nevada also received Dad’s Purple Heart & Bronze Star found in Arnold, Mo.


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7 Decades Later, Purple Heart Given To Daughter

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.


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Vietnam War Veteran Earns Belated Purple Heart

A Vietnam War veteran from St. Louis County has belatedly received a Purple Heart medal more than 44 years after he was wounded overseas.



McCaskill Joins Lawmakers Opposing Drone Medal Ranking

The U.S. Defense Department recently announced that the Distinguished Warfare Medal will recognize extraordinary achievement by unmanned aerial vehicle pilots and cyber warriors.


St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and acting St. Louis Postmaster Cathy Vaughn unveil the new Purple Heart stamp on November 10, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat).

Purple Heart Stamp Unveiled

U.S. Postal Service had new first-class postage option ready to debut at Veterans Day observances.



Hammer Killer Locked Up for Life

Ronald Wright talked his way into the home of 77-year-old John Shaw in St. Genevieve in bludgeoned to death.



McCaskill Sounds Off

“How can we use the private sector to help us do more with very limited federal dollars?”


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