World War I

U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Elsie Shemin-Roth (C) and Ina Bass (L), accepting on behalf of their late father, Army Sergeant William Shemin, for actions while serving in France during World War I, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 2, 2015. Obama also awarded a Medal of Honor to the late Army Private Henry Johnson for his actions, also during World War I. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Black and Jewish WWI Heroes Finally Receive Medal of Honor

Webster Groves resident Elsie Shemin-Roth (center) receives her late father’s Medal of Honor from President Obama.

06/02/2015

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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

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Honoring War Dead Near Swansea

A monument honoring eight veterans buried in a Metro-East cemetery has been dedicated.

11/02/2014

Iowa Library Finds World War I Posters In Attic

A northwest Iowa library is displaying what staff believe are original World War I-era posters hidden for decades in the building’s attic.

08/11/2013

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