The Defensor Tactical gun shop in Valley Park is giving away an AR-15 rifle painted like an American flag to benefit a charity that helps war veterans suffering with PTSD. "We coated the AR-15 in an American flag because the point is to be patriotic and help veterans," says Joel Fields, President o ... More >>
Over this past Pride weekend, local veterans who identify as members of the LGBT community had the opportunity to participate in a rather unique survey. "There's really not much research about LGBT veterans," says Katiuscia O'Brian, a researcher with the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Health Care Syste ... More >>
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 >>
War is hell; trying to pay for college tuition in Missouri ain't all that easy either.A group of military veterans is suing trustees at the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University and the Moberly Area Community College, alleging that the universities systematically overcharged ... More >>
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 >>
If you caught the opening of last night's All-Star Game, then you learned about St. Louisan Eric Greitens and his Mission Continues, a non-profit that empowers and aids wounded veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.Greitens was a winner of this year's People Magazine All-Stars Amo ... More >>
Q: What's worse than a trip to the dentist? A: A letter from the dentist telling you that his dirty dental tools may have exposed you to hepatitis or HIV. More than 1,800 veterans received such a letter this week informing them that St. Louis VA Medical Center had not properly cleaned its dental ... More >>
Arabic food arrives at the U.S.'s biggest Marine base. A combination of veterans returning from the Middle East with a taste for the cuisine outweighs the fear wrought by the Fort Hood massacre, making a Lebanese-American's shawarma stand a hit. (Wall Street Journal) Lower prices on healthy ... More >>
They served, you honor
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
Readers offer praise for Ian, help for vets and criticism for the Richardses.
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
Veterans decry the treatment they receive at the St. Louis VA Medical Center's John Cochran Division.
Veterans wait (and wait) for their GI Bill benefits
The long arm of a Dallas stockbroker pulls the mask off local valor fakes
Week of June 12, 2002
Bill Beachum, war hero and Disabled American Veterans honcho, had an out-of-control dream that may soon land him in jail. Question is, was he the only old soldier on a mission of greed?
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?
The family of the gravely ill James Markham expected the hospital to take every available step to keep the 74-year-old alive. When the end came, however, the Markhams were denied not only the decision to stop lifesaving measures but even the chance to say