Medal of Honor Ceremony held
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Courtesy Photo / Andy Gibson<br>
THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION of East Texas held a Medal of Honor Ceremony honoring MSgt. Travis E. Watkins March 23 at Gladewater Memorial Cemetery. Representing the R.E. Peppy Blount Post 320 of the American Legion from Gilmer were Commander Gerald Holsworth, left, and Legionnaires Pat Taylor, right, and Andy Gibson (who took the picture). Sgt. Watkins is the only Medal of Honor winner interred in Northeast Texas. The memorial is held each March on the Saturday nearest March 25 by the Texas Korean War Veterans Association. A South Korean Military attaché from Washington, D.C., always attends and extends thanks to the veterans and America for coming to the aid of South Korea in 1950.
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