Linda Korte honors her son, David, who died serving his country in 2005.
DELPHOS — About 200 or so braved the heat to honor the fallen Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. Though much of the program conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council was the same as most other years, some new bricks were added Monday to honor local men who were previously unrepresented in the park.
Vietnam veteran Gary Wiechart recently passed away; a brick was laid in his honor as veterans council representative Rick Schuck talked about 2012 being the 50th anniversary of that war’s beginning for the United States.
This year is also the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Delphos men who died in it were from Company F of the Grand Army of the Republic. Bricks were laid for the following six soldiers:
— Peter Grueter, who died on Sept. 13, 1864, from wounds received in battle the previous May;
— John W. Hughes, who died of disease on Jan. 9, 1864;
— John H. Long, who died on Aug. 13, 1864 of wounds suffered in battle just a few days earlier;
— John J. Watkins, who died of disease on April 8, 1864;
— Aza Zeller, who was killed in action on Dec. 29, 1863; and
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