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.