60 years after Korean War, 62 NH veterans get their due
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)
Before Army Lt. Col. Dennis Snelling presented the awards to 54 men and eight women veterans, he acknowledged that feeling.
The certificates are part of the Department of Defense's recognition of the war's 60th anniversary.
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter agreed.
"People didn't talk about the Korean War when you came home, we know that," she said. "If you have felt that we haven't noticed, that we don't know your story and what you did, we do, and we appreciate all you did for that country and for this country."
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 world's 10th largest economic power.
One of the female veterans, Gladys Renoe, 88, of Alexandria, was a Navy nurse serving in a medical unit near the fighting.
Norman Wardman of Milford, who said he's "70-something," said the honor "feels good."
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