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County honors Korea War veteran

August 31, 2018

The Gage County Board of Supervisors honored a Korean War veteran on Wednesday for his years of service.

This month’s recipient of the veteran honor award was Morris “Dean” Shuck, who was introduced to the board by Gage County Veteran Services officer Phil Dittbrenner.

“This month I would like to introduce Morris “Dean” Shuck,” Dittbrenner said. “He joined the United States Air Force May 27, 1952 during the Korean conflict and served until May 26, 1956. He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service Medal. When he got out he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with one year, 11 months and nine days of foreign service.”

Shuck worked for the railroad before and after serving.

He recalled his time in Japan and Korea, where he worked in communications.

“Seoul, I saw the city all bombed out and the hospital bombed,” he said. “…I was sure proud of our Army folks who had to live like that while I had an indoor job. I appreciated the Army personnel who had to go through ‘H’ over there for my sake and your sake.”

Anyone interested in nominating a veteran for the program is encouraged to contact the Gage County Veterans’ Service Office at 402-223-1342.

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