Nearly a century after Sgt. William Shemin pulled wounded comrades to safety on a World War I battlefield, his heroism has finally earned him the nation’s highest service medal.
“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon cited the shooting of four Kent State University student protestors 45 years ago by Ohio National Guard troops as a reason he did not make greater use of Missouri’s National Guard in Ferguson.
A small contingent of Illinois National Guard soldiers from across the state was given an official send-off at the Bloomington armory for a mission to Afghanistan.
The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Leonard Wood is one of 29 in the U.S. and Europe.
Local doctor bikes the event, then uses proceeds to study possible cures.
Fort officials say a ceremony will be held tonight for the 463rd Military Police Company returning home.
A rare collection of rifles and revolvers used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War is on display.
In one instance a civilian died and three soldiers shocked while working with a tactical antenna system.
A 12 hour reading of the names of those who lost their lives in service began at 9:11 Friday night.