The remains of a U.S. Navy fighter pilot missing in action in the Vietnam War are being returned to his family in Minnesota for burial. Lt. William Swanson, of Zimmerman, will be laid to rest June 11 with military honors at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Nearly 50 years after a Minnesota soldier went missing after crashing his aircraft during the Vietnam War, William E. Swanson is coming home.
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Minnesota Congressman John Kline says the U.S. Army has reversed a decision and will allow the Fort Snelling honor guard to keep the ceremonial rifles it uses for military burials.
Rep. John Kline says the U.S. Army is reconsidering a decision to recoup Fort Snelling’s ceremonial rifles from the fort’s memorial rifle squad.
At each burial, the Fort Snelling memorial rifle squad will fire off a 21-gun salute using WW1 vintage Springfield O3A3 bolt action rifles. Squad members say the rifles are safe and simple to load. Recently, however, the squad learned that the U.S. Army is demanding that the unit turn over the government-issued rifles and exchange them for a different model.
Thirteen sites in the Twin Cities metro area have now been awarded preservation grants of at least $20,000, and an addition 12 will receive some funding for their own restoration projects.
“Most of the time, I sing along, but don’t move my mouth, so people don’t know I’m singing.” – Kristy and her Chrysler Minivan
It’s not every day you get a chance to meet an astronaut — or talk to them in space.
Minnesota Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students are getting the chance to speak live to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
So much of the metro area acts as an outdoor playground, and runners have myriad opportunities for trying new routes and exploring different parts of the Cities. Here are some of the gems in the Twin Cities’ runner’s world.
Officials were brought in to investigate a suspicious discovery made overnight at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building near Fort Snelling.
One of my favorite parts of a trip to any museum is exploring the gift shop. Usually stocked with unique goodies that highlight the niche of the museum, it’s kind of like the opposite of a gallery: you can actually touch and take home a piece of the exhibit. Another bonus of most museum gift shops? Free admission (unless you decide to buy something).
There may soon be new signs near the airport indicating the “Village of Fort Snelling.”
Crews have been working for weeks to prepare Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program.
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