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Korean War Vets Honored With Memorial


DOVER, Del.- Sunday marks the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. A Kent County memorial in honor of the Korean War Veterans was revealed in the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.

George Guss was amongst the surviving Korean Veterans who attended the dedication on Sunday.

"I spent 13 months in Korea as a forward observer," said Guss.

At 84 years old, he reflects on his time spent overseas. He has countless memories of his time during the Korean War. He says it's an experience he wouldn't take back.

"I would do it again," said Guss. "It's my country and I'm proud of it."

He was also proud to stand amongst other Korean War Veterans to see a memorial in their honor.

"I'm very glad to see this one in our state capital," said Guss. "Really, it's where it should be."

Even vets from other wars knew the importance of this dedication.

"This is so nice because these gentleman and ladies in some cases are our older brothers, our fathers," said David Skocik of the Vietnam Veterans of America. "In some cases, people who taught us about patriotism and about service."

According to Skocik, 11 local Korean War Vets lost their lives. To help fund the memorial for those lives lost and even those still living, the organization will continue selling bricks.

"We hope that they do that," said Skocik. "They can put their names, put anybody's names they want on there. They can put a business name just to say thank you for those who served."

As the memorial was uncovered, Guss stood and watched knowing that all of the work he and fellow Korean War Vets devoted to the service was finally being honored with this memorial.

To support the memorials and buy a brick, visit their website at www.delawarevva.com


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