Korean War Veteran receives award

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga — Korean War veteran Homer Hamilton Doster was presented the Koran War Cross of Military Service award by Col. Hiram Parks Bell Chapter 2641 in recognition of his service to his country.

A long-time Cumming resident and Navy veteran, Doster was deployed in the Western Pacific aboard the destroyer USS Fechteler, DD-870 during the war. His ship escorted and protected aircraft carrier operations and provided support to American troops in combat on the Korean Peninsula. He continues his relationship with destroyers as a volunteer restoring the USS Laffey, DD-724 located at Patriot's Point, Charleston.


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