Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Illinois Man on History Channel's "Top Shot" Could Probably Kill You With His Bare Hands

    ​Before we introduce you to Gregory Littlejohn, who's from Waterloo, Illinois and looks terrifying, we should explain what the History Channel's "Top Shot" is. It's a reality show, for those whose reality consists of:navigating back alleys, rappelling down buildings and hitting moving targets from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Iraq War Vet Sentenced for Smuggling Cigarettes Into Prison

    A local military veteran who more recently spent his working days on one side of the iron bars will soon be living on the other side of them. Yesterday a U.S. district judge punished a federal correctional officer who previously served in Iraq for smuggling cigarettes into the prison where he worked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Support Veterans, Buy Cool Jeans

    Support them once they're home, too.​When Kurt Schwab returned to St. Louis from deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005, he came up against a different sort of conflict: navigating the complicated system of veterans' benefits with essentially no support."I cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Welcome Home, Devil Dogs! St. Louis Grunts Are the Last Marines to Leave Iraq

    ​Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Richmond Heights' "American Wife" Author Imagines Inauguration Day

    There are plenty of writers this week who are trying to make George W. Bush appear likeable and, yes, even sympathetic. It is his last week in office, after all. But let it be known that Curtis Sittenfeld was there first, and before the Bushes have even left the White House, she's already moved on.T ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2003

    Fight Club

    Congratulating the winners of our War Contest

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    The Star-Spangled Bender

    Hold on to your liver! An RFT salute to the coolest local watering holes you've never heard of.

  • Music

    April 2, 2003

    Berlin Wall

    The Living Things' Berlin brothers pull the wool over Radar Station's eyes