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Firefighters pay tribute to Korean War MIA
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Firefighters pay tribute to Korean War MIA

The Ridge Road Fire District is paying tribute to a soldier whose remains were identified after being listed missing in action in the Korean War.

In 1950, Army Corporal Patrick Glennon of Rochester was attacked by Chinese forces while a holding a defensive position along the Nammyon River near Unsan, North Korea. He was listed missing in action.

In 2007, six bones recovered near Unsan, were handed over to the United States. Metal identification tags bearing Glennon's name, and other material evidence were included with the remains.

The Fire District pays tribute to all New York State Firefighters, Police Officers, EMS Personnel, and Members of the Military who die in the line of duty. They recognize them with on their sign in front of the Fire Station and by lowering their flags to half staff at the Emergency Service Memorial for three days.

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