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Syracuse Post Standard (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Syracuse, New YorkM o n d a my a y 2 52 0 1 5 obituaries. A 4 Post Standard Bonus. C 1 Bonus Content for members Only. Go to Syracuse. Com Poplus classified. B 5 comics. A 7 � 2015 the Post Standard 84 66 partly sunny with a Shower or thunderstorm. Details b 6 $ 1.00 Elsie Shemin Roth holds a world War i photo of her father William Shemin. She will accept the medal of Honor on his behalf. A photo / Jeff Roberson file by Mike Waters Waters Syracuse. Com almost 100 years after his heroic actions saved the lives of fellow soldiers during world War i William Shemin will become the first Syracuse University alumnus to receive the medal of Honor. Shemin graduated from Syracuse in 1924. He played both football and Lacrosse at Syracuse. He passed away in 1973. President Barack Obama will present the medal of Honor to a Hemings daughter Elsie Shemin Roth in a ceremony at the White House on june 2. Shemin Roth graduated from Syracuse University in 1951. Shemin grew up in the Bronx and joined the army in 1917. He was assigned to g company 2nd battalion 47th infantry regiment 4th division american expeditionary forces. His medal of Honor is the result of his actions during Battle on aug. 7 9, 1918, near Vesle River Baz oches France. Over the course of those three Days Shemin left the cover of his platoons Trench and crossed open space exposing himself to heavy machine gun and Rifle fire to Rescue wounded soldiers according to a Story in army times. After officers and senior noncommissioned officers were killed or wounded Shemin then just 19 years old took command of the platoon until he too was wounded. Shemin received the purple heart. He also would later be awarded the distinguished service Cross the nations second highest award for valor. Shemin was honorable discharged in August 1919 and went on to get a degree from new York state College of forestry at Syracuse University. Former us athlete will be awarded medal of Honor William Shemin is being recognized for saving lives of fellow soldiers during world War i the fire still Burns Gloria Steinem right negotiates with a u. N. Command representative for permission to March inside the demilitarized zone on the South Side of the demarcation line Between North and South Korea on sunday. A photo female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea on sunday but were allowed to Cross by bus and Complete what one of them called a landmark event. Among the group of 30 women from 15 countries were Nobel peace laureates Mairead Maguire from Northern Ireland and Heymah Bowee from Liberia. We were Able to be citizen diplomats said Steinem the 81 year old feminism Pioneer and author. Associated press diplomacy a omens walk across kor East Doz denied they Cross by bus John Forbes Nash jr., a mathematical Genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie a Beautiful mind has died along with his wife in a car crash on the new Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. Nash and Alicia Nash 82, were killed saturday while Riding in a taxi that struck a Guardrail. Russell Crowe who portrayed Nash in a Beautiful mind Tweeter that he was stunned. A 4 passing John Nash who inspired a Beautiful mind a wife die in crash whether you re trekking to a a picturesque Mountainside Camp site or touring National treasures theress virtually nowhere you cant go with an re. This online Section is a Salute to the re lifestyle and covers buying tips safety matters and More. C 1 8 Gold members in the Post standards loyalty program have Access to this online Only Content in to Days Post Standard. Subscribe or activate your membership at Syracuse. Com Poplus. Membership open Road re and you see More photos a 4. Learn about the us athletes who died while serving in the military see a list of memorial Day events and View photos of the 29th annual services at the veterans memorial cemetery a 3. Also View a photo gallery online at Syracuse. Com photos. Is plus memorial Day remembering the fallen dolphins falter in fourth Quarter b 1 Montoya makes Good on indy 500 boasts b 1 big talk big win the Vietnam veterans of America chapter 103 conducted it annual memorial Day watch fire sunday at veterans memorial watch fire Park at the state Fairgrounds in Geddes. The gathering is a Chance for the Community to Honor those who have served the nation and to respectfully retire tattered american flags. The pyre above was set on fire at dusk. Christopher Larson right of boy scout troop 7 in Eastwood takes a tattered american Flag to the pyre to be burned. Photos by Michael Greenlar / Greenlar Syracuse. Com

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