Korean War veterans honored in Findlay

The annual July 4th parade in Findlay was followed by a special ceremony to recognize Hancock County residents who served in the Korean War. The event took place in front of the Hancock County courthouse. The names of each of the veterans present was read out loud and boy scouts from troop 308 presented each veteran with a specially made hat and a letter of recommendation. Harry Bachman has the distinction of being a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. "I served four years in World War II and was wounded three times," Mr. Bachman said.

Aaron Long of Boy Scout Troop 308 in Findlay helped present the letters of recommendation to the veterans. "I have worked with the Korean War veterans before; a lot of people don't know about the Korean War and these veterans often go unnoticed," Aaron said. A Korean War-era tank was on display during the ceremony. It was brought to Findlay from Lima by Richrd Kirk, president of Alvada Construction.