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Korean War Memorials

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Danbury
 


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Korean War Memorial Dedicated July 1993 on Memorial Drive, Rogers Park in Danbury, Ct. Erected by the Greater Danbury Area Korean War Veterans Chapter #11. This July (2002) will be the 9th Anniversary of the Memorial.

(Thank you Bernie Rotunda for photo and letter. A beautiful memorial honoring our fallen veterans of the Korean War by the veterans that came home.)

[Note:  Picture and info from the May/Jun 2002 Graybeards, Page 16]


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Greater Danbury KWVA members dedicated a Korean War Veterans Memorial on July 25, 1993. The left wing of the monument includes the names of seventeen men and women from the Danbury area. They are: John A. Barrows; Francis Bogues; Jerrold Davis; Alfred Dennis; Richard Gammie; Guido Gianfranceschi; George Griebel; Richard Mead; Kenneth Post; Thomas Ryan; Bernie Rotunda; Joseph Saleem; Joseph Sauer; James Stahley; Mark Swenson; Virginia Swenson; and Joseph Tarrant.

The stone is polished India black granite, which was quarried in five individual sections weighing approximately 20,000 pounds. The right wing contains a brief review with a statistical sketch of the war. It is also adorned with replicas of the United Nations and Korean Service medals, and the identities of the five U. S. military organizations that participated in the war.

The center, which is eight feet tall, is capped with a 54-inch brown eagle on a half globe. The monument features a three dimensional hand-etched map identifying towns and battle sites. The brown dedication plaque is located in front of the center pillar. The engraving on the granite is called “skin frosting,” which produces a white image on the black granite.

[Note:  Picture and info from the Sep/Oct 2004 Graybeards, Page 54]


Waterbury

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Memorial in honor of SGT George D. Libby, a member of Co C, 3rd Engr Combat Bn, 24th Inf Div, who was KIA on July 20, 1950, at Taejon, South Korea.  Libby was born in Maine.
Dedicated on the Waterbury Green on September 15, 2001.  Libby was the first enlisted man in the Korean War to be awarded MEDAL OF HONOR.  A WW-II vet, Libby reentered the service for Korea from Waterbury, CT.

Photos courtesy of George Lynch, member of the Waterbury Veterans Committee.

 

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