A Vietnam War veteran from St. Louis County has belatedly received a Purple Heart medal more than 44 years after he was wounded overseas.
More than 750 members of the brigade were killed in action from 1966-1970.
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.
What we want is green space between us and civilization when we bury our honored members,” Vietnam War veteran Mike LeBlanc said.
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.
Dozens turned out for Friday’s opening ceremony in Granite City.
Veterans say the person they were in the war was so long ago it feels like somebody else.
Randy Dalton of Collinsville’s remains were identified by DNA.
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.
Glen Carbon vet’s remains headed home after 40 years.