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Patriotic Ceremony honors two POW's

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011

A military service was opened by the VFW Color Guard on Saturday, June 19 at the Courthouse honoring two Huntington men who were POW’s in WWII. Robert L. Randol and Wilbert L. “Curly” Seibold were each honored by Bruce Stanton, Veterans’ Service Officer, with a Veterans’ Service Organization Purple Heart for their service to our country. Steve Updike, Mayor and a veteran of the Vietnam War, presented plaques to the men and ABATE presented Randol and Seibold with a Freedom of the Road award. Special awards were also given by Kevin Grant of the Indiana Patriot Guard. The Ladies of the Foreign Legion gave a red, white and blue flower ceremony and a 21-gun salute was presented by the firing of a cannon three times. Taryn Fusselman sang the “Star- Spangled Banner” and Ed Hippensteel offered the benediction. The Chamber sponsored event was organized by Mike Gosnell. For more photos click photo gallery at right. In photo gallery click on first photo and then go to the upper right-hand side of photo and click next.