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Korean War Display Donated To Historical Society

December 30th, 2016

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A memorial display depicting the eight Potter County men who lost their lives in the Korean War has been donated to the Potter County Historical Society for display at its museum in Coudersport. Bill Simpson (left) and Dawn Wooster from the county’s Veterans Service Committee presented the items to PCHS president David Castano. Among the donations are photographs depicting the eight local war casualties (from left):  John Goery, Edward W. Duston, Lewis A. Guilds, Paul M. Brown, Robert I. Roberts, Gerald Lattin, Fred J. VanWhy, and Donald Johnson (not shown). Also in the display are several artifacts collected by the committee for Potter County’s Korean War Veterans Recognition Dinner and Memorial Service at American Legion Post 192. County officials worked with the U.S. Defense Department and other partners to hold the event in recognition of the Korean peace treaty’s 60th anniversary. It was used as a model for other counties across the nation holding similar Korean War veterans’ recognition events.

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