Missouri father of slain soldier gets aid to attend funeral

Saturday, June 13, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. CDT; updated 10:21 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 13, 2009

SPRINGFIELD — The father of a slain soldier will get his two wishes — to attend his son's funeral in Washington, D.C., and meet his daughter-in-law and grandson for the first time.