Wilburn Rowden http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Veterans Day Celebrated At Missouri Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veterans-day-celebrated-missouri-capitol-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around 100 people turned out at the Missouri Capitol Monday to salute America's military veterans.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The crowd was a mix of veterans and civilians who not only heard about the sacrifices of the nation's older vets, but also of younger ones who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.&nbsp; Retired Air Force Colonel John Clark of Columbia says it's crucial for returning soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to retrain their minds for peace.</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:20:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31361 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veterans Day Celebrated At Missouri Capitol Silver Star banners awarded to 4 Mo. veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/silver-star-banners-awarded-4-mo-veterans <p>Four mid-Missouri veterans today were awarded<a href="http://www.silverstarfamilies.org/"> Silver Star banners </a>at the State Capitol, in honor of their past&nbsp;military service.</p><p>Among them was 88-year-old Wilburn Rowden of Jefferson City, a World War&nbsp;II vet who served as a radio operator onboard a B-17 bomber.&nbsp; His plane was shot down over Germany, and he spent the rest of the war as a POW. Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:10:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Silver Star banners awarded to 4 Mo. veterans