To the editor,
(Re: Soldiering forward, Page 3, Truro Daily News, Aug. 2, 2014)
The cenotaph in Truro was originally constructed as a memorial to the First and Second World War.
All other conflicts such as Korea and Afghanistan are put on where space permits.
Curtis Faulkner and Jim Matheson are correct. Korea is remembered in the town hall, not correctly as it should be for all to see.
Why not a separate smaller monument honouring Korea and Afghanistan? Not jammed where space allows.
In 1951, I lied about my age (not enough I guess) so I could go to Korea. Instead I was sent to NATO for two years and upon my return went to Korea in 1954 as a Peacekeeper. Then two more tours with NATO.
I have seen places where these two have fought. Give them the honour that they deserve.
John J. Sterling