In front of Philadelphia’s Korean war memorial, at Front and Dock Streets in Society Hill, veterans of the United States and Korean armed forces reflected on their service.
US Army corporal Robert Higgins went missing in action in February 1951. His remains were identified more than six decades later, thanks to DNA techniques.
On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.
Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.
Sixty years after returning from war, a Northeast Philadelphia man gets the medal he deserves.
With the arrival of Veterans Day next Monday, students at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede continued their annual tradition of honoring those who served.
Veterans gathered Monday at the Korean War Memorial on Penn’s Landing to honor the over 600 servicemen from Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania counties who died in the Korean War.
Paul Kowalewski, who served in the Korean War, spoke with KYW Newsradio about why it’s important to honor the nation’s veterans.
There is a number of Veteran’s Day ceremonies planned Monday in the region including here in Philadelphia. Three of them are in the Society Hill neighborhood.
A military salute for Army Private George Porter, formerly of Philadelphia, is something his now 65-year-old nephew Robert Hawkins says his family has always hoped for over the last 60 years.
It was part of a national program called “House of Heroes.”