'Forgotten War' veterans thanked for in Concord service
Gov. Maggie Hassan greets Korean War veteran John Pellerin of Charlestown during a tribute to Korean War veterans Saturday in Concord. (Tim Buckland/Union Leader)
"We are proud that the state is officially saying 'welcome home,'" Gov. Maggie Hassan said during the ceremony, which was held at the New Hampshire National Guard aviation facility.
"I thought it was awesome," he said. "It was a long time coming."
"I'm glad to have it," said veteran Henry Dessert of Lebanon. "I'm proud of it."Maj. Gen. Bill Reddel, the adjutant general of the New Hampshire National Guard, said most Americans identify the Korean War only by a hit TV series from the 1970s.
Ohm said the war should be given a new nickname.
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