Legion of Merit
World War II veteran Arnold Hjermstad, 96, of Cannon Falls got his Legion of Merit award Saturday. He earned it while serving in North Africa and Europe, but because of clerical errors in the system, he never got to hold it — until now.
A soldier, who wrote a book to his three sons while battling cancer, has died. Lt. Col. Mark Weber passed away Thursday, sources said. He was 41.
Eighteen years in the U.S. Army earned Lt. Col. Mark Weber a chest full of medals and military commendations, from airborne wings to foreign engagement ribbons.