'I Fought For That': World War II Survivor Celebrates 40 Years With Memorial Rifle SquadThis year, marks a special anniversary for the last World War II survivor of the Memorial Rifle Squad.
George Weiss, Last Remaining Founding Member Of Ft. Snelling Rifle Squad, DiesWeiss died this week at home surrounded by his family. He was 92. But, his dedication to service will live on.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Veterans Paying It Forward At Senior Living FacilityInstead of standing down, the rifle squad joined forces with Air Force veteran Steve Solmonson to pay it forward. 125 acts of kindness in honor of the 125 members of the squad.
Coronavirus In MN: Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad Ends 41-Year Streak At Funerals Due To COVID-19For 41 years, the veteran volunteers of the Fort Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad have never missed a funeral -- until now.
Kline: Army Reconsidering Ft. Snelling Rifle RecoupmentRep. 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.
US Army Demands Fort Snelling’s Rifles BackAt 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.
Rifle Squad Honors Vets With 57,000 GoodbyesThe bus stops on the cemetery path and the silver-haired men file out, sober-faced and silent amid a sea of white marble tombstones. Some carry rifles, some flags, a few hold bugles. They've all come to say goodbye -- to a stranger.