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Weber County Commission seeking Korean War-era veterans for honorary reception

By Deborah Wilber - | Aug 2, 2022

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner file photo

Jay Wells, left, and John Cole meet during a biweekly breakfast for Purple Heart veterans at Jeremiah's in Ogden on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Wells can Cole have been working together to try and get every Korean War veteran in Utah recognized with the "Ambassador of Peace" medal.

WEBER COUNTY — Veterans of the Korean War era are being called on to contact the Weber County Commission Office by Oct. 15 to be recognized during a special presentation in November.

While specific details surrounding the event are not yet known, the commission is looking to identify Weber County veterans who served between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953, so invitations can be sent.

Veterans are being asked to submit their full name, address, branch of service and dates of service to Weber County Commission Office via email at kbingham@co.weber.ut.us.

Weber County Veterans Advisory Committee Chair Terry Schow said many veterans who served during the Korean War era are in in their late 80s to early 90s and he does not want them to leave this world without receiving the recognition they deserve.

“We want to add a little sunshine to their day,” Schow said.


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