Korean War veterans honored in Tilton
Korean War veteran Gladys Renoe, who was a nurse in the war, receives a certificate honoring her service from Army Lt. Col. Dennis Snelling at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on Tuesday. (DAN SEUFERT PHOTO)
Norman Wardman of Milford receives a certificate honoring his service in the Korean War from Army Lt. Col. Dennis Snelling at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on Tuesday. (DAN SEUFERT PHOTO)
"This should have happened 50 years ago," said the resident of the home, who did not want to be identified.
Before Army Lt. Col. Dennis Snelling presented the awards to 54 men and 8 women veterans, he acknowledged that feeling.
"Many of you that returned from Korea received nothing, and your generation just went back to work," Snelling said. "But you made our country great, and you made the Republic of Korea great."
A video from the South Korean government was played that showed images of the war while praising American Korean War vets for helping to keep the country free and allowing it to become the 10th largest economic power in the world.
"We still remember your gallantry and sacrifice," a voice in the video said. "My dearest friend, you will always be our hero."
One of the female veterans, Gladys Reno, 88, of Alexandria, was a Navy nurse serving in a medical unit near the fighting. She was thankful, and humble, about receiving the honor.
"It's nice to get this," she said. "I didn't think of it as a tough experience, it was just something we had to do. I'm glad I had the chance to do it for Uncle Sam."
Norman Wardman of Milford, who said he's "70-something," said the honor "feels good."
"It took a long time, though," he said.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Making ornaments unite students, vets - 0
- NH Veterans Briefs: Marines to gather in Gilford - 0
- Sen. Ayotte to help 'Birds' program take flight - 0
- Another View -- Mary Tamposi: No wrong door for our veterans and their families - 0
- Salute to vets Tuesday in Manchester - 0
- ConVal, Souhegan football games to feature tributes to veterans - 0
- Veteran finally tells tale to family about friend who died in war - 0
- Special indicator designates veterans on NH IDs - 0
- Army budget cuts threaten veterans' funeral honor guards - 6
READER COMMENTS: 0
- John Habib's City Sports: St. Thomas coach: I owe Central - 0
- Armed burglar from Derry sentenced to prison - 0
- 'Bingo hunting' police use random license plate checks to make arrest - 0
- Bedford police investigating burglary at Verizon Wireless store - 0
- Police: Manchester man charged with endangering child after going 101 mph - 0
- FairPoint customer concerned about blocked emails - 0
- Plaistow narrows field in search for its new police chief - 0
- Man faces robbery, assault charges after extradition from NY - 0
- Hershey Bears shut out Monarchs - 0
NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert
Dartmouth women skaters beat Union
Hockey brought them together; Hooksett ice rink will serve as NH couple's 'church' for wedding
Armed burglar from Derry sentenced to prison
Hershey Bears shut out Monarchs