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Fulda Korean War Veterans gather for 60th year photo

October 9, 2013

Marv Schreiber, Heinie Magnus, Doc Schwartz, Norman Duerr, Joe Hammerschmidt. William Gehl, Lloyd Dierks, Dwain Evers, Richard Gunderman, Harold Gerdes. Not pictured are Emil (Jr.) Chepa and Jerome Ehleringer. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
Marv Schreiber, Heinie Magnus, Doc Schwartz, Norman Duerr, Joe Hammerschmidt. William Gehl, Lloyd Dierks, Dwain Evers, Richard Gunderman, Harold Gerdes. Not pictured are Emil (Jr.) Chepa and Jerome Ehleringer.
By Norma Dittman
Korean War veterans from Fulda gathered on Monday morning at Fulda City Hall for have a photo. This special photo honors the men of Fulda who served during the Korean War which began on June 25, 1950 and ended with the signing of the Korean War Armistice on July 27, 1953.

On July 27, 2013, in Washington, D. C., Korean War Veterans were honored during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Recently, G.W. (Doc) Schwarz received a Korean War 60th Anniversary of the Armistice Certificate. Schwarz shared the certificate with the other veterans who had gathered together. Although Schwarz is not sure how the certificate came to him, there was an effort by the Department of Defense to attempt to honor veterans of the Korean War.

On Monday morning, the common bond of having served during that war had the veterans visiting with one another about some of their service-time experiences. It was learned that two of the veterans, William Gehl and Lloyd Dierks, were drafted at the same time. As Richard Gunderman was moved from station to station, Joe Hammerschmidt was never far behind.

Marv Schreiber was hospitalized throughout nine months of his service time and met Fulda resident Erick Erickson (deceased) who was serving as a medic at the hospital that Schreiber was in.

Dwain Evers was never sent to Korea. He had two weeks of boot camp left when the Korean War ended. His assignment was to Germany. Because he still has relatives who live in Germany, he and his wife, Marlys, have traveled to Germany to visit.

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