Note: The Missouri Patriot Guard Summer Rally will continue through 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mathewson Exhibition Center, with Joplin-based AC/DC cover band Dirty Deeds providing tunes; beer will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
A German shepherd named Shelby may be able to give Jon Kinnamore something he has been missing for 10 years — independence.
Ernie Parker was a college sophomore at the University of Iowa when he got the mumps. His illness forced him to drop out of school and he knew his draft number would be coming up soon.
From the elaborate decorations that adorn every inch of the building, to the neighborhood parties and personalized veteran gifts, celebrating the holiday season is quite an extravaganza at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
Army Cadet Daniel R. Meade has received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. The award is named in the honor and legacy of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army chief of staff and in the post-war era served as secretary of state and secretary of defense.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jason D. Walker and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James E. McMillian, who served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, were part of Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) committee.
Army Pvt. Cody J. Hunt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Air Force Airmen Aaron B. Shive and Ronald C. Smith and Air Force Reserve Airman Savannah L. LaStrada graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
Former Sedalian Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea’s life mission was to put others above himself. He believed until the end of his life that he was making a difference helping the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. On May 15, he died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during combat operations while serving with the U.S. Army 603rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve out of Belton.