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Seeking Friends, Relatives of Armed Forces Members Named on City’s Korean War Memorial

Feb 07, 2017 • by Berks County Veterans Services
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The annual Korean War Remembrance will be hosted by the Marine Corps League’s R.M. Butterweck Detachment on Thursday, July 27th, beginning at 9:00 AM. The event will be held by the Korean War memorial in Reading’s City Park. All citizens are invited to attend and participate, as desired. We hope to see a good Berks County crowd come out to the event.

No rain date is planned.

Our local Marines believe it is among their duties as veterans to help all of us in Berks County continue to remember those men and women who fought and especially those who fell in battle on the Korean peninsula. This year, the Marine Corps League will again recognize the names of Berks County patriots who died in the line of duty as members of the armed forces while fighting in Korea during the war. A new feature for the program, they invite anyone who may know personally or know of a patriot whose name is on the memorial to say a few words in special remembrance, e.g., where did the person live, how they may be related, what school did the person attend,  what was his civilian job, what  did he enjoy doing, and other bits of interest. They would like you to contact the detachment ahead of the event to be included in the program.

Please contact the following Marine no later than July 10th to be included in the program to speak at the ceremony:

            Herbert Hummel

            304 W. Walnut Tree Dr.

            Blandon PA 19510

            (610) 926-6539

One big OoRah! to our local Marines for helping to keep this annual remembrance part of our community.

By the way, you may want to call it the Korean War when speaking with someone who fought there. The word Conflict is disheartening to them because, as often is said by Korean War veterans, it’s hardly just a conflict when people are shooting at you.

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