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Korean War Veterans to hold ceremony

July 23. 2013 5:31PM

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The Korean War Veterans Association will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War at 11 a.m. on Saturday inside the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre. This year’s tribute will be dedicated to the memory of Korean War hero and Wilkes-Barre native, Sergeant Bernard J. Fisher, whose remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery this month. Sergeant Fisher was missing in action since January 1951. The principal speaker will be Dr. Ghazali Chaudry, board certified invasive surgeon, who served as chief of surgical services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre Township, since March of 2010. Dr. Chaudry is also an active army reservist. Brief remarks will also be given by Neno Sartini, Air Force M/Sgt., retired, Korean-Vietnam War, regarding the MIA/POW issue. One hundred and forty-two servicemen from Luzerne County died during the Korean War. There are still over 8,000 soldiers whose remains have yet to be identified. Members of the planning committee, from left: Vic Habib, Army, co-chairman; Bob Alper, Marines, public affairs and ceremony chairman; Joe Sincavage, Navy, commander, Korean War Veterans Association; and Sartini, coordinator.

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