Korean War veterans honored during Veterans Day Dinner in Smethport

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey

Korean War veterans were recognized Saturday during the annual Veterans Day Dinner at the Smethport American Legion, Bucktail Post #138.

Six local veterans of the war, which ranged from 1950-53, were among the approximately 80 veterans and guests who attended the dinner. They were George and Deborah Tufts, Don Ross, Ralph Mayer, Bob Cradduck and Russ Johnson.

The evening’s program included a showing of the DVD, Korea: The Forgotten War, which showed actual scenes of the war and interviews of the soldiers and Marines who fought in the coldest weather in a century in that part of the world. Temperatures often ranged to 30 to 40 degrees below zero. Read more