American Legion Post 58 honored Korean War veterans with a ceremony at noon on Sunday, July 18, 2021. It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten war,” but we will never forget their service to our country and the defense of freedom and democracy. The post honored 12 veterans in person but recognized all those who served in the Korean War.
The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 9913 – National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2019 first celebrated Korean War veterans and July 27 was the date of the official celebration this year.
The event was held inside the post due to the heat and was attended by State Rep. John Kavanagh; his wife, former mayor Linda Kavanagh; family members; and many members of Post 58. The Korean War honorees stood together to say the Pledge of Allegiance and renew friendships. Each was awarded the American Legion Valor Medal. Following the ceremony, there was food for sale and DJ Ed played music from that period as background.
The honorees included: Charles J. Bucher, US Air Force, David Hansen, US Navy, William E. Hemphill, US Air Force, Earl E. Holmes, US Marine Corps, Tony Logan, US Army, John D. Navone, US Army, William H. Parsons, US Air Force, Wilbert J. Vincent, US Army, Albert Tuner, US Navy, Calvert Bates, US Army, John Bacher, US Army, Edward Quinn, US Marine Corps.
(Photo by Chuck Christoph, Post 58 historian)