medals http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zweifel-unveils-military-medals-jefferson-city <p>Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.</p><p>The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.</p><p>The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher&rsquo;s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals. &nbsp;</p><p>So, who was&nbsp; Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:10:43 +0000 Johanna Mayer 1544 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City Pearl Harbor survivor awarded eight medals in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pearl-harbor-survivor-awarded-eight-medals-st-louis <p>A 30-year veteran of the <a href="http://www.usps.com/">United States Postal Service</a> received recognition today for his veteran status of another kind.</p><p>91-year-old John T. Moton, Jr. was awarded eight different medals for his service in the United States Navy, <a href="http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Pearl-Harbor-survivor-honored-in-St-Louis-116167104.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">KMOV reports</a>.</p><p>Congressman Lacy Clay presented the medals in his office this morning and included the following:</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:08:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud 526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pearl Harbor survivor awarded eight medals in St. Louis