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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,