Buffalo Resident Honored for Korean War Service

8:09 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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  • Photos Courtesy: Senator Tim Kennedy's office
  • Photos Courtesy: Senator Tim Kennedy's office

BUFFALO, NY-- Sixty years after the Korean War ended, a Buffalo man is finally receiving honors for serving our country.

Bob Lucia contacted Senator Tim Kennedy's office for help in getting his long-awaited medals.

Kennedy presented Lucia with the New York State Conspicuous Service Star and the New York State Medal for Merit.  At Lucia's side was joined by his wife Doris Anne and Erie County American Legion Adjutant Brian Lewandowski and WNY Korean War Veterans Commander Carl Marranca.

"The Korean War came to an end 60 years ago today, and it's fitting that on this day - after 60 years of waiting - Corporal Robert Lucia is finally awarded the state honors he earned for his valiant service in the Korean War," said Senator Kennedy in a statement. "The Korean War is often referred to as the 'forgotten war.' However, it's on days like today that all of us must remember the forgotten war and honor the brave soldiers who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met. It is imperative that our nation never forget the sacrifices endured and the thousands of lives lost in Korea. We owe it to the men and women who served to carry on their legacy of patriotism and courage. I want to thank Corporal Lucia and all those who served in the Korean War for their great sacrifices and heroism."

According to Kennedy's office, Lucia served with the 4th Air Photo Interpretation Company on the Korean Peninsula and trained as an infantryman and radio operator at Fort Dix.


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