Cape Gazette

Korean War Veterans get long overdue memorial

Aug 06, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth The memorial was dedicated to all Korean War veterans.

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects July 27 on the 61st anniversary of the cease-fire between North Korea and South Korea, a memorial to those lost in the Korean Conflict was unveiled at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.

Main speaker was Dr. Dan Coons, a Korean War vet­eran who served as an Army intelli­gence analyst. He is nationally known as the founder of the Airway Science Program at Delaware State Univer­sity.

Dr. Dan Coons shared memories and talked about the veterans of The Forgotten War. Emotions surged as he recited how many were lost in each patrol. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Eagle Cadel Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol presents the Colors. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Eleven names of Kent County servicemen were read aloud while the bell was tolled for each name. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
George Goss, past president of the Delaware Korean War Veterans Association, talks about the Forgotten War and the forgotten veterans. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Dover Police and Fire Pipes and Drums presents Amazing Grace at the end of the ceremony. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Kent County Patriot Guard Riders show their support by presenting the American flag. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Nick Shroeder, president Delaware Korean War Veterans Association, (l-r) George Goss, past president Delaware Korean War Veterans Association; and U.S. Retired E7 William A Richardson salute at the unveiling. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
William A. Richardson, U.S. Retired E7, listens to speeches during the ceremony. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Veterans, friends and families gather for photos at the memorial. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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