Vietnam War

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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.


Retired Major General Burn Loeffke and members of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade hold hands at a memorial service in St. Louis on May 26, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Vietnam War Redcatchers Gather in St. Louis

More than 750 members of the brigade were killed in action from 1966-1970.


The 199th Light Infantry Brigade from the Vietnam War held a reunion over the weekend in St. Louis. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Vietnam Vet’s Mother: “It’s Like He Just Came Home”

John Stillman of St. Clair, Mo. never said much to family about his military service, but now is collaborating with his daughter to share remembrances of life on the battlefield.


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Veterans Disapprove Of Jefferson Barracks Water Park Plan

What we want is green space between us and civilization when we bury our honored members,” Vietnam War veteran Mike LeBlanc said.


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Help for Homeless Vets in Trouble

The Missouri Veterans Commission reports it needs about 13 million dollars or it will run out of funding for its vet homes by July 2013.


Granite City Nursing and Rehab Center is hosting a traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial which will be on display until Monday at 7 p.m. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Vietnam Wall Memorial Rolls Into Metro-East

Dozens turned out for Friday’s opening ceremony in Granite City.



Kevin Killeen’s Whole ‘nother Story — What Did You Do in the War?

Veterans say the person they were in the war was so long ago it feels like somebody else.


Dozens of motorcycle riding military veterans rode in a honor guard for Army Spc Randy Dalton, who was laid to rest July 24, 2011, forty years after he was killed in Vietnam War helicopter crash. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Soldier Laid to Rest—40 Years After His Death

Randy Dalton of Collinsville’s remains were identified by DNA.


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Update: Vietnam Vet’s Remains Coming Home

Patty Hopper, of the nonprofit group called Task Force Omega said there are about 1,700 Americans from the Vietnam War listed as prisoners of war or missing and unaccounted for.


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Nam Vet Coming Home

Glen Carbon vet’s remains headed home after 40 years.


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