Sprucing up for Memorial Day

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2005

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Pat Carothers, left, stands alongside Tim Armstrong, former Veterans of Foreign Wars commander of Taku Post 5559, on Wednesday as they watch retired Marine Sgt. Joe Java III apply monument paint to the Archie Van Winkle Medal of Honor Monument near the Mount Roberts Tramway. The trio took it upon themselves to touch up the marker. Van Winkle was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during battle on Nov. 2, 1950, near Sudong, Korea.

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