Tom Korth has joined the Three Rivers Publishing staff as an intern for the summer. Stories under his byline began appearing in this week’s Cuba Free Press, Saint James Press and Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror.
Korth, age 30, is a Lindenwood University student who is finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising and is an Iraq war veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 2003 until 2011. While in the Army, he served as a dental assistant. While in Iraq from 2004 until 2005, he served as a gunner and a communications specialist.
“My wife found the job posting on Facebook and I applied. Never did I expect this to turn into one of the greatest career opportunities that I’ve been offered. I have Rob (Viehman, publisher) to thank for letting me get my foot in the door,” Korth said. “I love this job because I can get to know people and help them,” he added.
At Lindenwood, Korth founded the LU Student Veterans Organization and helped to establish the Veterans’ Affairs center on campus. His job experiences include working as a public relations and advertising intern for the Missouri Monsters arena football team, helping the River City Rascals baseball team to advertise their Wounded Warrior Project night, and serving as a writer for the Lindenwood Legacy newspaper.
Korth is very passionate about serving veterans and getting involved in the community. Having recently moved from the St. Charles area to Cuba with his wife Laura, who was already living in Cuba and is a graphic designer at Paramount Apparel in Bourbon, her three children Rachel, Noah, and Hailey, and their two Shar-Pei dogs named Layla and Lombardi.