Chilliwack veterans of the Korean war receive an “eyes right” march-past at the All Sappers Cenotaph on Sunday.

Chilliwack veterans of the Korean war receive an “eyes right” march-past at the All Sappers Cenotaph on Sunday.

Korea war vets honoured in Chilliwack

With their ranks dwindling, local veterans from the Korean war were honoured in Chilliwack on Sunday.

  • Jun. 29, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Chilliwack veterans of the Korean war received an “eyes right” march-past on Sunday, in an event commemorating the start of the conflict 66 years ago.

More than 29,000 Canadians served in the war; 512 were killed.

Former combat engineer Bob Elliott, left, lays a wreath at the All Sappers Cenotaph on behalf of the Fraser Valley Korea Veterans Association. Only seven veterans remain. They include: Elliot, Roy Fraser, Ralph De Costa, Ray Lange, Henry Mayne, Henry Mynett and Doug Germaine.

Also in attendance were MP Mark Strahl, MLA Laurie Throness, and several members of the Korean Veterans Association.

Following the service, veterans and guests were invited to the Vedder Legion Branch 280 for dinner.