Seneca Solider Honored On Monday Night - WSPA.com

Seneca Solider Honored On Monday Night

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OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. -

A soldier who died in the Korean War was remembered on Monday night.

Marine Staff Sergeant Lewis G. Watkins of Seneca died in the Korean War on Oct.7, 1952.

He was designated the National Medal of Honor Day by the U.S. Congress and honors Medal of Honor recipients nationwide.

The Military Times says that 3,460 have been awarded the Medal of Honor and 80 survive.

This medal is the highest military honor and is presented by the President of the United States. The community came out on Monday for the annual wreath laying and commemorative service for Watkins.

To read more on Watkins heroic sacrifice click here.

 

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