The City of Sterling welcomed home a hero Wednesday morning. Corporal John Krebs was flown to Chicago and received with an honor guard. He then made the journey to Sterling.
Rock Falls Fire, Sterling Fire, Rock Falls Police and Sterling Police set up a flag with their ladder trucks to welcome Korean War vet Cpl. Krebs home. Placement of the flag and personnel were at the 1st Avenue Bridge and 2nd Street in Sterling.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 1 PM Friday May, 17, 2019 at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling, with Jeff Coester officiating. A luncheon will be held after the graveside service at the Sterling American Legion Post 296.