Members of Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904, the Ladies Auxiliary and Shelby County citizens gathered on Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Veteran’s Memorial to remember the end of the Korean War that occurred on July 27, 1953.
Auxiliary President Becky Yates gave the opening prayer recognizing the sacrifices Korean War Veterans made for this country. Post Quartermaster and MC Larry Hume then gave a short background reminding everyone what the Korean War was about and that it was not a conflict as some refer to it. Quartermaster Hume emphasized it was a “war” with over
54,000 Americans Killed in Action and another 103,000 wounded. There are also still 7,960 still missing from the Korean War. The names of nine Shelby County Veterans who were killed in action during the Korean War were then read by Post Service Officer Myron Bounds. They are: Ed Wayne Adams, George W. Collins, Billy Mack Driver, William Henry Eaden, Clifford Hughes, Johnnie Virgle Mena, Billy Clyde Stephenson, Leonard Williams and Willie E. Windham. (If this list is not complete and you know of another Shelby County citizen who should be on this list please contact
Larry Hume, 598-2976). Honored guests who assisted with the laying of the memorial wreath were
Korean Veterans Dale Stepp, United States Marine Corps and George Roe, United States Marine Corps. The program was closed with the playing of “Taps” by David Treadaway who is a member of Bugles Across America. The post and auxiliary would like to thank those who took the time to attend and remember.