Korean War Memorial 2016 

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Ted Pease
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado, based in Crescent City, hosted Humboldt County Korean vets for a memorial service at sea on Wednesday.
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Korean War veteran Warren Longnickel, 83, of Carlotta and fellow veteran Don Biasca head down the dock to board the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado for the commemorative wreath ceremony. U.S. involvement in the “Korean conflict” ended in 1953.
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Ceremonies begin at the mouth of Humboldt Bay aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado to commemorate the end of U.S. involvement in the Korean War in 1953. Veterans and Coast Guard prayed and threw a wreath overboard to remember the 24 Humboldt County men who died in the conflict, 63 years ago.
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The Humboldt contingent of Korean veterans (from left) Leo Sears, Don Biasca, Bill Odonnell (whose dad, Bill Senior, started the annual commemoration) and his service dogs, Scamp and Starrr; Jack Coleman, Carl Nelson and Warren Longnickel. The veterans’ group was hosted about the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado out of Crescent City for this year’s ceremonies on the end of the Korean War — or the U.S. part of it — in 1953.
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Master Sgt. (ret.) Warren Longnickel, 83, of Carlotta, reads the names of 24 Humboldt County servicemen who died in Korea.
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Korean War veterans Don Biasca and Warren Longnickel with captain Lt. Andrew Russo of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado.
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Korean War veteran Leo Sears and Humboldt Sector Capt. Arthur Snyder.
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Korean War veteran Leo Sears, 82, reflects on a war that changed his life, aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado in Eureka Harbor on Wednesday.
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Master Sgt. WarrenLongnickel (ret.) aboard the Coast Guard cutter Dorado for Wednesday’s wreath ceremony.
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Ted Pease
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dorado, based in Crescent City, hosted Humboldt County Korean vets for a memorial service at sea on Wednesday.

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