Wade served on active duty for 12 years and currently participates in the Missouri National Guard while volunteering in the community.
MU social work professors research the relationship between veterans and the criminal justice system
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, veterans make up about 8 percent of the U.S. prison population.
Pitts is currently the ninth living Medal of Honor recipient.
In 2014, an estimated 40 veterans died awaiting health care in VA facilities.
“The MSVA is always there, and that’s the main reason I got involved,” McLafferty said. “If it weren’t for the MSVA and the Veterans’ Center, honestly I would have transferred out of Mizzou.”
His books are based on his experiences as a Navy SEAL, a humanitarian in refugee camps and a friend to a recovering alcoholic.
At 19 years old, Martinez enlisted in the U.S. Army, where his Humvee hit a roadside bomb that burned 34 percent of his body.
Spindler, a 1982 graduate, said a 15-month tour in Iraq was “the most significant event” of his career.
Smith, a 1969 graduate of MU, served in the military for 31 years.
Haseman was also inducted into the Defense Attaché System Hall of Fame.
After harrowing WWII bomber missions and awards, Capt. Eichhoff’s focus is caring for his wife.
The annual barbecue on the Francis Quadrangle has been held for the last three years.
Events will include a wreath laying ceremony and parade.
The Purple Heart Forever stamp is now available at local post offices.
Both events were held at Memorial Union to commemorate members of the Armed Forces.
This is the fourth consecutive year the university has earned this honor from G.I. Jobs.
The program gives veterans the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to see memorials built in their honor.
Richard Grant is talking with officials to create the group.
The council also discussed closing campus to vehicles and creating a new memorial for veterans.
The veterans claim Missouri schools are violating the Returning Heroes Act.