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7 Decades Later, Purple Heart Given To Daughter

Pfc. John Eddington was fighting in Europe in World War II when he learned his wife gave birth to a daughter. From the battlefield he penned a letter, sweetly telling the little girl how much he loved her and longed to see her.

09/19/2013

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Military Medals Left at Goodwill Will Be Returned to WWII Vet’s Daughter

Less than 24 hours after news reports began telling the tale of a Marine sergeant’s Silver Star and other military keepsakes turning up in a thrift store, the man’s daughter has stepped forward.

05/24/2013

Portrait of American baseball player, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals in uniform, circa 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bi-State Senate Delegations Sign On To Musial Bridge Plan

The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.

01/31/2013

PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

McCaskill Highlighting Effort on Wartime Contracts

Both Akin and McCaskill appear ready to turn the public’s attention to other issues on which they promise plenty of contrasts.

08/29/2012

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It Just FEELS Like Forever…90 Degree Stretch Hits 3 Weeks

Wednesday is 22nd straight day of temps 90 or above.

07/18/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

CapraStory

Free Showing Of Capra’s “War Comes To America” Tonight

Begins at 7 pm at National Archives facility in north St. Louis County.

05/24/2012

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Overnight America: Florence Williams, Gregory Freeman

Guests include Florence Williams, author of “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History” and World War II author Gregory Freeman.

05/21/2012

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World War II Ship Docked In Chester, Ill.

Today is final day of visit. It’s open for tours.

09/18/2011

U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

U.S. Rep. Carnahan’s 9-11 Statement

Missouri Congressman asks country to pull together to face today’s challenges.

09/11/2011

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