CW2 Lee Ingrid Papanek Lane

A lifelong adventurer, Lee Lane joined the military to become a helicopter pilot. The first female helicopter pilot in her Illinois National Guard unit, she spent her time overseas zooming across the Iraqi countryside, 50 feet above the ground. Unlike many soldiers in...

Patrolman Edward Frank Meagher

Patrolman Meagher was killed in an automobile accident while driving a new city fire truck for the Henderson Police Department to a report of a fire on Tuesday, March 13, 1956. The fire truck struck another vehicle while going through an intersection. During the time...

BG Gerald D. Griffin

On 30 May 1991, while on duty providing care for Kurdish civilians and Coalition soldiers, LTC Gerald D Griffin’s clinic was captured by Shiite Fundamental Rebels. They threatened the lives of all the patients and medics on duty. The Shiite Rebels then robbed all the...

Fire Captain William Allis

A Fort Leonard Wood fireman was awarded the Secretary of the Army’s Award for Valor during the 4th Quarter Awards of Excellence ceremony held Nov. 5 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. William Allis, station chief, received the award for his heroic actions in saving two...

Police Officer Christopher Berry

On October 8, 2015, Police Officer Christopher Berry, #10668 was in uniform, in his personal vehicle, on his way to an extra duty job. As he drove into a parking lot to get coffee, he observed two individuals wearing masks walk into a business and grab cash out of the...