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Monday, January 30, 2012

St. Louis honors Iraq Vets

Jack Kemp

Here's a story you probably won't see on MS-NBC...
Six hundred veterans, many dressed in camouflage, walked through downtown St. Louis yesterday in the nation’s first big welcome-home for those who fought in the Iraq War.

Organizers estimated that 100,000 people crowded city streets for the parade, cheering, waving American flags and holding signs that said “Welcome Home” and “Thanks to our Service Men and Women.”

Some of the war-tested troops wiped away tears as they acknowledged the crowd’s support.

“It’s not necessarily overdue, it’s just the right thing,” said Army Maj. Rich Radford, a 23-year military veteran who walked in the parade alongside his 8-year-old daughter, Aimee, and 12-year-old son, Warren.


The parade was borne out of a chat between two St. Louis friends a month ago

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