sterling wyatt http://kbia.org en Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.” http://kbia.org/post/military-voices-i-saw-sterling-re-emerge-his-compassion-people <p>Sterling Wyatt, 21, was a soldier who lost his life in 2012 in an IED explosion while serving the US Army in Afghanistan. His mother, Sherry Wyatt, 55, came to StoryCorps to share the story of how she learned of her son’s character through his journals and stories from his brothers-in-arms.</p><p>Sterling Wyatt’s death while serving the US Army in Afghanistan in 2012 lead to the funeral that brought out thousands of Columbians dressed in red to show their support of the Wyatt family. &nbsp;</p><p>The story was produced by George Varney for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:08:00 +0000 George Varney 43676 at http://kbia.org Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.” New minister of First Baptist Church pushes through challenges http://kbia.org/post/new-minister-first-baptist-church-pushes-through-challenges <p>About one month ago, the Rev. Carol McEntyre started as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Harum Helmy 19983 at http://kbia.org New minister of First Baptist Church pushes through challenges Thousands gather in downtown Columbia to remember fallen soldier [video] http://kbia.org/post/thousands-gather-downtown-columbia-remember-fallen-soldier-video <p>Columbia came together on Saturday to remember a fallen soldier. A radical protest group had said it would be in town for the funeral, but it was overshadowed. The event was much more than a response to a protest.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 23:05:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 17988 at http://kbia.org Thousands gather in downtown Columbia to remember fallen soldier [video] Newscast for July 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-20-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon seeks to allow Mo. farmers to graze animals</li><li>After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws</li><li>Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:19:09 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 17953 at http://kbia.org Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt http://kbia.org/post/flags-surround-church-honor-fallen-soldier-sterling-wyatt <p>The Patriot Guard placed flags around First Baptist Church on Broadway in downtown Columbia in preparation for the funeral of&nbsp;Spc. Sterling Wyatt.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyatt died July 11 while on duty in Afghanistan. Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia <a href="http://kbia.org/post/groups-line-streets-columbia-honor-army-soldier-sterling-wyatt">Thursday &nbsp;during a procession</a> from Columbia Regional Airport to Wyatt&#39;s home.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:31:11 +0000 Kellie Moore 17936 at http://kbia.org Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt Groups line streets of Columbia to honor Army soldier Sterling Wyatt http://kbia.org/post/groups-line-streets-columbia-honor-army-soldier-sterling-wyatt <p>Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia from the regional airport to the city&rsquo;s downtown today, in honor of&nbsp; fallen Army soldier Sterling Wyatt, a Columbia native who was killed July 11th&nbsp;while on patrol in Afghanistan.</p><p>Columbia citizens lined Stadium Boulevard and Broadway this morning with hanging heads and waving flags to greet&nbsp;the funeral procession&nbsp;carrying Wyatt&#39;s body from Columbia Regional Airport to the funeral home.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:43:13 +0000 Abby Spudich 17866 at http://kbia.org Groups line streets of Columbia to honor Army soldier Sterling Wyatt Two Columbia soldiers have died this week http://kbia.org/post/two-columbia-soldiers-have-died-week <p>Two Columbia military members have died in the last five days. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:18:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17466 at http://kbia.org Two Columbia soldiers have died this week