Air museum to honor Korean War veterans

Submitted Photo A medal will be presented to each Korean War veteran attending a program to be held at the Dakota Territory Air Museum, Minot, on Saturday.

Seventy-two years ago on June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.

On Saturday, Dakota Territory Air Museum, Minot, will present a program, “The Forgotten War: Korea” beginning at 2 p.m. in the Flying Legends Hangar.

Robin Brekhus, museum events coordinator, said Korean War veterans will be honored during the event.

Retired Maj. Trygve Hammer, U.S. Marine Corps, will be guest speaker. Currently, he is the commandant of the John M. Joyce Detachment #1445 of the Marine Corps League and a member of the Velva American Legion Post 39.

Lowell Cormier will emcee the patriotic program. Others taking part in the program include Cristine Cherry, Cub Scout Pack 416 of Minot, Hugh Jellum and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Eloise Ogden/MDN A special flag is shown above one of the display cases with Korean War memorabilia in the Dakota Territory Air Museum, Minot.

A Korean War-era helicopter will be on site and a Korean War-era tent will be set up.

AvFlight, Minot, is the sponsor of the event. The event is open to everyone. Air museum admission will be charged. Those attending can also visit air museum facilities.


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