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Korea vet memorial dedication Saturday

Friday, March 30, 2012
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— A memorial plaque recognizing those who fought and died in the Korean War will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New York State Military Museum.

The plaque includes the dates of the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and notes that it provided freedom for South Korea at the expense of 33,742 Americans killed in action, 103,284 wounded, 7,410 captured and 8,177 missing in action.

Eugene Corsale of Saratoga Springs, a member of the Adirondack Chapter No. 60 of the Korean War Veterans Association, will provide opening comments.

Saratoga Supervisor Thomas Wood III, chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, will present medals. The relatives of local soldiers killed in action or missing in action in the Korean War will be present.

The plaque details the physical cost of the war, noting that “Freedom is Not Free.”

The plaque was paid for by 20 people and organizations, many of them Korean War veterans. Corsale said the idea behind the plaque is to recognize the human cost of that war and “memorializing those who valiantly served, may they never be forgotten.” The ceremony is open to the public. The museum is at 61 Lake Ave.

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