U.S. Army

Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake (Bill Reker/KMOX)

St. Louis-Area Snake Guide: Don’t Be Afraid

People across St. Louis Metro became a little snake jittery when two recent stories surfaced: A Nixa, Mo., man died from venomous snake bites May 27, and more recently, public works department employees in Maryville, Ill., removed four snakes from Drost Park.


Herbert Walker speaks about his late grandson Matthew during a ceremony held May 23, 2015 in Manchester, Mo. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Remembering Spc. Matthew Walker

Fallen soldier’s family gathers in Manchester one year later, for Memorial Day Weekend tribute


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Army Referral Scheme Makes Couple Millionaires

The scheme, perpetrated by a retired Army sergeant and his wife, used a website to gather names of individuals interested in joining the Army. The couple then submitted those names to the Army, earning them a cash bonus for each recruit they “referred.”


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


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Army: Soldier Grandfathered In Under Tattoo Policy

The U.S. Army says a Kentucky National Guard soldier with aspirations of joining a U.S. Army special operations unit is grandfathered in under new regulations concerning soldiers with tattoos and asked a federal judge to dismiss his lawsuit.


Pamela Toppen (L) gets a hug after the remains of her son Pfc. Aaron Toppen were loaded into a hearse after arriving at Midway Airport on a charter aircraft from Dover Air Force Base on June 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American Soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike during a firefight earlier this month in Afghanistan.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fallen Ill. Soldier Brought Home

Army PFC Aaron Toppen’s family accompanied hearse from airport to funeral home.



Missouri Woman Accused of Defrauding Army

Virgie Dillard is accused of providing counterfeit, used or modified computer products to an Army program.


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McCaskill, Blunt Call For U.S. Army Response to ’50s & ’60s Testing in St. Louis

British newspaper reports on St. Louis researcher’s new findings on chemical-spraying.


Missouri University School of Medicine

MIZZOU Med School Gets Big Federal Grant

The $13.3 million grant comes from the Department of Health and Human Services.


Army Spc. Jeffrey L. White Jr.

Fallen Soldier’s Remains Come Home to Pacific

Funeral for Army Specialist Jeffrey White, Jr. will be Wednesday.



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