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Covington Honors Korean War Veterans

Several people gathered Saturday morning in Covington, despite the dreary weather, to pay tribute to those who fell fighting in the Korean War.

The memorial was unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war.

Millions died during the conflict and one of those was local soldier Clofus Farris.

The statue that is atop the memorial was made in his image and donated by his surviving brother and his wife Oakley and Eva Farris.

Clofus was killed in action on July 17th, 1953 in Kumhwa, Korea and received the Silver Star, National Defense Service Medal, Koreans Service Medal, the Bronze Battle Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantrymans Badge.

Several notable people were on hand for the unveiling including Professor Emeritus James Claypool and dignitary visits including former Congressmen Geoff Davis and Ken Lucas.  Others include United States Congressman Thomas Massie who gave the keynote address, State Representative Arnold Simpson, Kenton County Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus and Covington Mayor Sherry Carran.
 

 

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