Kevin Rader honored with American Legion's Fourth Estate Award for stories on Vietnam veteran


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - We're proud to announce a big honor for a member of our WTHR family.

Saturday morning, Kevin Rader received the American Legion Fourth Estate Award for outstanding achievement in journalism.

The Legion is honoring the stories Kevin and photojournalist John Whalen did last year on Glenn Shelton.

Shelton was a Marine who fought in the Vietnam War yet died alone. Because of Kevin's reporting, our community came together to give Shelton a proper military funeral.

Legion members said Kevin's coverage touched many in the veteran community.

Below are links to our Kevin's coverage of this story:

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