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Forgotten warriors will be honored

Published 7:31am Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Updated 12:35pm Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The “forgotten warriors” are those who served in the military from the time the Korean War ended until the Vietnam War started, will be honored with a short program, certificate presentation, and lunch at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Old Number One Southside in Morris.

All veterans and spouses are invited to attend, but a special invitation is being extended to these Cold War Veterans.

Since they served during peacetime, they received little recognition, though they were in harm’s way and suffered casualties due to hostile actions, said Ted Storck Commander of VFW Post 5039 in Morris and a retired Navy Reserve Commander.

These unsung heroes served during the era of the nuclear war scare, when Soviet and American bombers armed with nuclear weapons flew to the edge of their respective fail-safe locations.

During this period the Soviet Union tightened its grip on East Europe, and what happened in those years led to Vietnam and other conflicts throughout the world.

For more information, contact Ted Storck at 320-585-5925 or email at


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