Local Korean War veterans sought
Published 8:45 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in New Milford are coordinating a project to collect the names of Korean War veterans who are New Milford, Sherman, Gaylordsville and Bridgewater residents.
Their names will be inscribed on a new plaque to be placed at a location in New Milford to be determined.
People interested in having their name inscribed on the Korean War plaque should by July 1 submit their name, rank, branch of service, year of entry into the service, year of discharge from the service, awards, other special information and phone number to the Ezra Woods Post No. 31 American Legion, 377 Kent Road, New Milford, CT 06776, attention Jeffrey McBreairty.
The plaque is expected to be dedicated on Veterans Day in November.
There is now a monument on the Village Green that recognizes Civil War and World War I veterans, a wall of honor in town hall that recognizes World War II veterans and a plaque in town hall honoring two veterans from New Milford who were killed in action during the Vietnam War, along with the only New Milford veteran still missing from the Korean War.
Koren War veteran Lowell Hendrix, of Gaylordsville, felt it was time men and women who fought in Korea were given equal recognition for service to their country and he initiated the Korean War plaque project.