When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.
The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.
"Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."
"This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.
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