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Kent Co. to Consider Adding Korean Vets Memorial

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - Kent County is looking at a new way of honoring veterans of the Korean War. Levy Court commissioners will vote this week to add a Korean War monument to the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park.

George Goss was a forward observer in the Korean War. He's made two trips back to Korea since the war, most recently just a couple weeks ago.

"When you see Korea," he said. "You have to feel very proud. That has become a great country. Knowing that we were a part of that means a lot to me."

And he feels pride looking at the Korean War memorial he helped put on the circle in Georgetown.

"I'm very happy to have it here. I'll be very happy to have one in Dover."

The memorial in Kent County would look almost exactly like the one in Georgetown. There would be a couple of minor adjustments. The Kent County one wouldn't say "Sussex County" on it. It also wouldn't have names on it, like the Georgetown one does.

Kent County Administrator Mike Petit DeMange says levy court commissioners are interested in the proposal to add to the veterans memorial park. It was a spot designed with expansion in mind.

"It's a beautiful site today," he said. "We now have a memorial honoring the Gold Star Mothers and families. There are plans to memorialize and honor veterans of the Iraq War. The Korean War monument will definitely be a great addition."

Next to the main part of Georgetown's memorial is a bench that says "THE FORGOTTEN VICTORY" on it. Goss says he sometimes feels like Korea is forgotten, between World War II and Vietnam, but memorials like the Dover one could be getting help.

"There are a lot of things that we are doing that make people realize we are not forgotten," Goss said.

Goss said he'll be very proud when the memorial is complete.

Levy Court will vote on the memorial Tuesday night.

Goss says fundraising will pay for the memorial, and the plan is to unveil it on war's 61st anniversary on July 27, 2014.

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