Twin Cities WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles won an Emmy for this 2004 article on The Memorial Rilfe Squad at Fort Snelling. From the opening shot of the birds flying, the shots of the 4 seasons endured by the Rifle Squad and the many hours spent at Fort Snelling, Tom truly earned his award for this 5 minute video.
May 30, 2016 After 15 years, Tom Avilies, WCCO Channel 4 photojournalist once again provides a video update on the Memorial Rifle Squad. The World War II and Korean War Vets are passing on the Rifle Squad tradition to Vietnam War Era veterans.
On April 16, 2012 George Weiss, Jr., one of the founders of the Memorial Rifle Squad received the Citizens Medal from President Obama for his extraordinary service to our nation’s veterans and their families. George was a veteran at the closing days of World War II and a very proud member of the United States Marine Corps.