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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.

09/22/2013

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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.

09/19/2013

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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.

09/10/2013

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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.

03/11/2013

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.

11/10/2012

Prison

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.

07/20/2011

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McCaskill Sounds Off

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

07/06/2011

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