June 15, 2010

Veterans to dedicate Korean War Memorial in Pritchard Park on June 25

The Korean War Veterans SE Wisconsin Chapter 227 will dedicate a memorial at Pritchard Park in Racine on Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

This is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. This memorial contains the individual names of 24 men, from Racine County, who lost their lives during the Korean War. Dan Omelina, Korean War Veteran, will be the key speaker. There will be a balloon release as each individual veterans name is read, followed by a rifle salute and taps. 

Veterans to be honored include: 

Donald L. Bauer 
Wayne F. Bullis 
Bobby D. Corrello
Eugene R. Creuziger 
Robert L. Droysen 
Michael E. Foley
Louis M. Frank 
Douglas L. Hewlett 
Donald C. Jaskulske
John R. Jones IV 
Jack Korakian 
Jack C. Larson
Lazaros Lazarou 
Russel H. Nielsen 
Robert G. Pallesen
Allen Lee Phillips 
William H. Quale 
Lyle A. Sorensen
Dean R. Sorenson 
Jack H. Takakian 
Claude E. Tennant
John Truter 
Carl F. Wells 
Donald T. Yasko

You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs. Everybody is invited to attend and help honor these deceased veterans. We especially hope to get this message out to their relatives, so that they may participate with us as we honor their fallen family members. If you know of any relatives of the listed heroes, please notify them of the upcoming service, or contact Jim Becker at (262) 681-6459 or jbecker625@wi.rr.com

Pritchard Park is located at the corner of Durand Avenue and Ohio Street in Racine.