Leon Alexander knows all too well the physical toll of trauma. The U.S. Army veteran has lived through 15 surgeries to repair injuries dating back to his service in Iraq.
We all have stories to tell, but some of the most riveting and powerful are those of the servicemen and women of the armed forces. For its seventh year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Stories of Honor series sought nominations from the public and featured them throughout the year in the St. Lou…
Battle of the Bulge veterans recalls his role in epic fight nearly 80 years ago
Vietnam veteran unlocks 50 years of memories
Young Reservist aims to serve others around the world
Navy veteran feels renewed pride in Vietnam-era service
Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls horrors and lessons of war
Coast Guard team offers stability and flexibility
Do you know a veteran or current service member you would like to honor? Nominate them today for our 2022 edition of Stories of Honor.
Holocaust survivor Mendel Rosenberg was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp by American soldiers. It wasn’t long before he became one of them.
This year’s Stories of Honor series contained accounts of military service, ranging from service during WWII to present day duty in Iraq and Pakistan.
Staff Sgt. Mandy Barginear knew she would face hard times when she signed up to serve in the Army National Guard, but one of the toughest roles ended up being the most rewarding.
A partnership with Newspapers.com has opened the Post-Dispatch's archives to the public.
His passion for cooking put Capt. Keontra Campbell on the path to a life of service.
Content provided by Soldiers Memorial. The World War II stories of the Tanaka brothers and other St. Louisans of Japanese American ancestry are told at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II. The exhibition is open July 24 – October 3, 2021.
Jennie Miller married her high school sweetheart and followed him into the military, first as a Marine Corps wife, then as a soldier.
Joining the military was a family tradition for Joshua Adams-Parker, who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17.
After terrorists struck the World Trade Center on 9/11 when Tyler Dunn was a freshman in high school, he felt anger, pain and sadness.
Arriving in the pitch-black at an unknown air base only weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, 21-year-old Allison “Ally” Minks was nervous.