sterling wyatt

Arts and Culture
8:08 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.”

Sherry Wyatt
Credit StoryCorps

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.

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.  

The story was produced by George Varney for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

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Faith/Religion
8:00 am
Sat August 25, 2012

New minister of First Baptist Church pushes through challenges

The Rev. Carol McEntyre began her role as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia in July. During her first week, news broke that Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt, a member of the church, was killed in Afghanistan.
Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church

Harum Helmy finds out what the Rev. Carol McEntyre's first week as senior pastor at First Baptist Church was like.

About one month ago, the Rev. Carol McEntyre started as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

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Faith/Religion
6:05 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thousands gather in downtown Columbia to remember fallen soldier [video]

A crowd gathers before the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt on July 21 at First Baptist Church on Broadway. Wyatt died earlier this month in Afghanistan, and thousands of community members gathered in red shirts to support the family.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

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. 

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PM Newscasts
6:19 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Newscast for July 20, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon seeks to allow Mo. farmers to graze animals
  • After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws
  • Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt
Faith/Religion
2:31 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Flags surround church in honor of fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt

American flags line the sidewalk around First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia in preparation for the funeral Saturday of Spc. Sterling Wyatt, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

The Patriot Guard placed flags around First Baptist Church on Broadway in downtown Columbia in preparation for the funeral of Spc. Sterling Wyatt. 

Wyatt died July 11 while on duty in Afghanistan. Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia Thursday  during a procession from Columbia Regional Airport to Wyatt's home. 

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Sterling Wyatt
3:43 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Groups line streets of Columbia to honor Army soldier Sterling Wyatt

Abby Spudich KBIA

Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia from the regional airport to the city’s downtown today, in honor of  fallen Army soldier Sterling Wyatt, a Columbia native who was killed July 11th while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Columbia citizens lined Stadium Boulevard and Broadway this morning with hanging heads and waving flags to greet the funeral procession carrying Wyatt's body from Columbia Regional Airport to the funeral home.

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Military
5:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Two Columbia soldiers have died this week

MBK (Marjie) Flickr

Two Columbia military members have died in the last five days.

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