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KOREAN WAR VETS WANTED

March 25, 2001

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The Lecompton Historical Society is seeking Korean War veterans to honor with a commemorative pin that marks the war's 50th anniversary.

Korean War veterans will be honored at a ceremony during Lecompton Territorial Days. The ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Lecompton Territorial Capitol Museum.

The honor isn't limited to vets who live in Douglas County, but notification needs to be sent by June 1, said Paul Bahnmaier, historical society president.

To qualify for a pin, veterans must have served between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953; been on permanent assignment or temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days; and performed duties within the territorial limits of Korea, its adjacent waters or in flight over Korea in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations.

Those who qualify should send their names, addresses and telephone numbers to the Lecompton Historical Society, 393 N. 1900 Road, Lecompton 66050.

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