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‘Forgotten’ Korean War vets immortalized

Aging Second World War and Korean War veterans who want their war experiences forever immortalized as part of the Historica-Dominion Institute online archives, can do so in person in Victoria on Wednesday (Nov. 2). Part of a nationwide oral history project called the Memory Project, it particularly wants to capture stories from Korean War veterans to “create a legacy of the ‘Forgotten War.’” Alex Herd, the project’s manager, is expecting at least 25 veterans to tell their stories to historians who will also photograph and computer scan all the items they bring with them to the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each story will then become an individual profile – in both official languages – that the public can view online at www.thememoryproject.com, he said. More than 2,100 veterans are recorded on the site.
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