Day County Korean War veteran Eugene Prunty eyes the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal he received during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Webster Armory Nov. 10. Of the eight local Korean War veterans chosen to receive the recognition this year, Prunty was the only living one.

Living Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal recipient feels ‘honored’ about recognition



Within the constricted confines of his Day County living center room, 88-year-old Eugene Patrick Prunty sat idly bound to his wheelchair, a golden medallion wrapped around his neck.

Four days prior, the west side bleachers of the Webster Armory were packed nearly elbow to elbow with local veterans, students and citizens who faced an...

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