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LETTER: We should honor our Korean War vets

1:20 PM, Jul. 27, 2013  |  Comments
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On June 25, 1950 the Korean War started. It was a bloody three-year battle ending on July 27, 1953.

It claimed the lives of over 33,600 Americans. More than 700 were from Wisconsin.

On the Wall of Honor in the City-County Government Center are the names of 15 men from Fond du Lac County who gave their lives.

They are as follows: Edward J. Bucholtz, Melvin H. Erbert, James R. Asher, Aloysius J. Freund, Oswald Grunig, Norman H. Johnson, Hilary W. Justman, Thomas C. McCullen, Harlan R. Nevel, Ralph Pfeiffer, John Schwed, Robert W. Seidel, Robert R. St. Mary, David H. Wustrack, and Donald G. Christopherson.

The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice is Saturday - July 27, 2013.

There is a Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. There is a plaque you will see which states "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

In July of 2009, July 27 was designated as Korean War Armistice Day in Wisconsin as a way to pay tribute to those who fought, died, or are still considered missing in action as a result of the Korean War.

In Wisconsin today, we should honor and remember all of our Korean War veterans.

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