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Decorated veteran to speak

Sunday, November 9, 2008

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Lt. Col. Glenn Schneider
SIKESTON - A decorated veteran of Desert Storm will be the featured speaker during the Veterans Day ceremony scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Sikeston Field House.

Lt. Col. Glenn Schneider, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, was commander of an artillery battery during Desert Storm. During the conflict, his unit fired artillery rounds in support of the 6th Marine Regiment as they breeched in the minefields into Kuwait. His unit distinguished itself by being the first battalion to enter Kuwait and taking several prisoners of war.

Schneider has also been deployed in Somalia, Panama and Okinawa while on active duty with the Corps. He is now assigned to a reserve unit in Kansas City, Mo.

Decorations received by Schneider include: the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one star as well as the Combat Action Ribbon and the Armed Forces Reserved Medal.

Schneider and his wife, Andrea, reside in Cape Girardeau where he is an executive sales consultant with Novartis Pharmaceutical Company. The Schneiders have three children.

In addition to the guest speaker, participants will include the Sikeston High School band, choir and orchestra along with local veterans from the VFW and the American Legion. The Rev. Ron Spell of the Wesley United Methodist Church will offer the "Prayer of Remembrance," and the National Guard Unit from Sikeston will post the colors and perform the 21-gun salute. State Rep. Ellen Brandom will make a presentation during the ceremony.

The American Legion Auxiliary will provide lunch for veterans and their families following the ceremony at the American Legion Post on Kingshighway.