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97 Years Later, Jewish and Black WWI Vet to Receive Medal of Honor

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.

05/14/2015

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schmitt: Committee Not Satisfied with Nixon’s National Guard Explanation

“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.

02/13/2015

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nixon Addresses Reasoning for Not Deploying National Guard in Ferguson

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.

02/12/2015

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Illinois Guard Units Set to Deploy to Afghanistan Discuss Syria

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.

09/10/2013

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Warrior Transition Unit Opens at Fort Leonard Wood

The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Leonard Wood is one of 29 in the U.S. and Europe.

05/03/2013

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Sunday’s Pedal The Cause To Raise $2 Million For Cancer Research

Local doctor bikes the event, then uses proceeds to study possible cures.

10/05/2012

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FLW to Welcome Home Unit from Afghanistan

Fort officials say a ceremony will be held tonight for the 463rd Military Police Company returning home.

09/18/2012

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Rare Civil War Weapons On Display In Springfield

A rare collection of rifles and revolvers used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War is on display.

07/15/2012

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UPDATE: 1 Dead, 6 Injured in 2 Incidents at Fort Leonard Wood

In one instance a civilian died and three soldiers shocked while working with a tactical antenna system.

06/07/2012

A Desert Soldiers Memorial on the steps on the Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis.

Names Of Fallen Servicemen Read All Night

A 12 hour reading of the names of those who lost their lives in service began at 9:11 Friday night.

01/27/2012

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