Category Archives: Korean

‘I didn’t know I was young:’ Remembering the Korean War 70 years later

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Retired Army Maj. Bill Terwilliger was only a 17-year-old boy from Colton, South Dakota when he joined the Army in 1950. It all started when he and a friend decided to drive 30 minutes to Sioux Falls and connect with military recruiters after school. Terwilliger spoke with an Army recruiter, who visited his family’s farm […]

Korean War veteran sees medals for first time at ceremony

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Karie Angell Luc, Lake County News-Sun via the AP 21 hours ago Marcos Montano, center, of Waukegan, Ill., holds up his replacement Purple Heart medal May 30, 2020, in Waukegan. Rep. Brad Schneider, left, D-Ill., and Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham are with Montano at Veterans Memorial Plaza. (Karie Angell Luc/Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune via AP) WAUKEGAN, […]

Korean War veteran sees medals for first time at ceremony

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Karie Angell Luc, Lake County News-Sun via the AP 21 hours ago Marcos Montano, center, of Waukegan, Ill., holds up his replacement Purple Heart medal May 30, 2020, in Waukegan. Rep. Brad Schneider, left, D-Ill., and Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham are with Montano at Veterans Memorial Plaza. (Karie Angell Luc/Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune via AP) WAUKEGAN, […]