Volume 18 • Issue 27 | November 18 - 24, 2005

(LEFT) Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel
(RIGHT) Downtown Express photo by Corky Lee

Vets remembered Downtown

Lower Manhattan hosted two Veterans Day events Friday. The Israeli Consulate at the Museum of Jewish Heritage honored four U.S. W.W. II veterans for their role in liberating concentration camps, above. From left to right: Robert F. Patton, staff sergeant, 261st Infantry, Maynard B. Hanson, Private, 565th Signal Company, Mickey Dorsey, gunner/radio operator, 71st Infantry Recon, Raymond Callahan, private first class, 260th Infantry, holding their certificates and medals. Dorsey, one of the first U.S. soldiers in the Gunskirchen concentration camp, said, “We gave all the people all the food that we had, K-rations. Hundreds of people were eating grass. We saw some of them die right before our eyes.”

At right, members of the American Legion Post 1291 gathered at the Kim Lau Memorial Arch in Chatham Square paying tribute to the country’s past and present soldiers. Among them Richard Chin, 85, center, a W.W. II veteran from the 14th Air Force Division stationed in, what was then, Burma, held hands and sang “God Bless America” with his fellow Chinese veterans.


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