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By Tom Pfingsten
Special to the Village News 

Sincerely Fallbrook: A Veteran of the "Forgotten War" remembers


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 5:20pm

Harold Bowling Village News/Marcia Mervich photo

On a brick wall downtown hangs a modest engraving dedicated "to all Korean War Veterans."

This is the Fallbrook Veterans Honor Roll, where a mosaic of plaques pay tribute to the men and women who survived America's wars, and beneath the Korean War dedication is a reminder of that conflict's regrettable title: "The Forgotten War." Several branches of a bougainvillea vine have grown over this side of the memorial.

"Forgotten" is a word to haunt those who have suffered and sacrificed. The veterans I've known cherish the memory, if not of their own exploits or their pain, then of the heroism of...

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