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Kent County Dedicating Korean War Memorial On July 27th

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DOVER, Del.— A memorial to Kent Countians lost in the Korean War will be dedicated at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover, at 2 p.m. on July 27. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

“That date was chosen because it will be the 61st anniversary of the cease-fire between North and South Korea after three years of conflict,” said Joe Startt Jr., president of Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Vet­erans of America. Chapter 850 will conduct the ceremony. More than 36,500 Americans lost their lives in the conflict.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Daniel E. Coons, a Korean War vet­eran who served as an Army intelli­gence analyst. From 1977 through 1987, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as a command pi­lot and division commander flying interdiction and search-and-rescue missions.

Coons is nationally known as the founder of the Airway Science Program at Delaware State Univer­sity. Since its inception in 1987, the undergraduate degree-granting pro­gram has trained and placed hun­dreds of individuals in commercial, corporate, governmental and mili­tary aviation careers.

The Kent County Veterans Memo­rial Park is the home of the Vietnam Memorial and the Gold Star Mother and Families Memorial.

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