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Korean War veterans from Pa. to gather at 60th anniversary event

Published June 19. 2013 05:03PM

A reunion for Korean War veterans from Pennsylvania will be held July 27 in Williamsport to mark the 60th anniversary of the truce signing ending the war on July 27, 1953.

The Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County Inc., will host the three-day gathering, open to Pennsylvania veterans of any branch of service who served during the Korean War ear (June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955) whether in Korea or stationed elsewhere with the U.S. military.

The reunion will be headquartered at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport, with events scheduled from Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27.

"Initial returns indicate KW vets and their guests from all parts of the state will be attending," according to Howard Wilt, event chairman.

Military exhibits, tours, guest speakers and a banquet are planned. A special memorial service will be held at Lycoming County Veterans park on Saturday, July 27, the actual 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

For a complete listing of events, fees, schedules and other information, Korean War veterans from Pennsylvania should write: Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, Inc., P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

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