Korean War Veterans Mark Anniversary Of War’s End
The Korean War Veterans of Wyoming Valley will commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the end of the Korean War at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Luzerne County Courthouse Rotunda, Wilkes-Barre. The public is invited. KWV members are also asked to be present. Principal speaker is Samuel Greenberg, chairman of the Gino Merli Medical Center, and past post, state and national commander of the Jewish War Veterans. One hundred and forty two Luzerne County servicemen lost their lives during the Korean War (June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953). In addition, 33 soldiers from the federalized 109th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard, were killed in a train wreck near Coshocton, Ohio, while enroute for deployment. During the Korean War, 54,246 GI’s were killed and 103,284 were seriously wounded. From left, are Bernie Novabilski, adjutant/committee chairman; George Handzo, vice commander/committee member; Joe Sincavage, commander/co-chairman, and Bob Ball, finance officer/committee member.