Wisconsin Korean War Veterans honored

former prisoner speaks to crowd at Milwaukee's War Memorial


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-An emotional tribute at the War Memorial Tuesday to Wisconsin Veterans in what is often referred to as the forgotten war.

At the center of the ceremony, organizers placed a table setting for one.

Each item on the table held a different meaning and representing the sacrifice of the American Missing and POW's from the war in Korea.

Darrell Krenz, a veteran among the 7,2000 held prisoner during the war choked back tears as he shared what the American flag meant to him.

"I saw this flag pole with the flag on it. I wrapped my arms around it and cried."

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

About 132,000 Wisconsinites served in Korea. About 40,000 remain today.


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