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Updated: 10/01/2014 03:09:17PM

Korean war veterans speak at State College of Florida

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SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER, annek@sun-herald.com
Korean War veteran Richard Caverly, left, speaks about his time as a POW during a program held at State College of Florida's Venice campus recently. Listening at right is fellow veteran and member of the Korean War Veterans Association Manasota Chapter 199, Tom "Skip" Hannon.

SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER, annek@sun-herald.com

Walter "Scotty" Blomeley describes how he received two Purple Hearts during his Korean War stint with the Marine Corps.

By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER

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SOUTH VENICE — Tom “Skip” Hannon said he was “completely ill-informed” about the Korean War when he was sent overseas in the early 1950s.

Hannon, Walter “Scotty” Blomeley and Richard A. Caverly, members of the Korean War Veterans Association Manasota Chapter 199, spoke at State College of Florida’s South Venice campus Tuesday to help educate people about the “forgotten conflict.”

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