Bethalto http://news.stlpublicradio.org en East Alton soldier receives Army's Silver Star for valor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-alton-soldier-receives-armys-silver-star-valor <p>An <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/01/06/1540322/alton-native-in-army-awarded-silver.html">Alton, Ill. soldier was awarded the Army's Silver Star</a>, the third-highest military award for valor while on his fourth tour of duty.</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:28:18 +0000 Kelsey Proud 256 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East Alton soldier receives Army's Silver Star for valor Bethalto Marine Corzine dies in Afghanistan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bethalto-marine-corzine-dies-afghanistan <p>An Illinois Marine has died from wounds he received while fighting in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports.</p><p>The Department of Defense said Monday that 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine of <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bethalto&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Bethalto,+IL&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=1h0ZTY3sI5H6sAOSw-TNAg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CB0Q8gEwAA">Bethalto</a> died on Friday, or Christmas Eve, from wounds he suffered Dec. 5 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.</p><p>Corzine was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force out of <a href="http://www.cpp.usmc.mil/">Camp Pendleton, Calif</a>.</p><p>Bethalto is about 25 miles northeast of St. Louis, Mo.</p><p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 23:24:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 201 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bethalto Marine Corzine dies in Afghanistan