Model of Clermont Korean War Memorial unveiled

“This is absolutely amazing. I am thrilled they are doing this,” said 81-year-old Korean War veteran Cecile Dozier of Miami Township, surveying a model of the Korean War Memorial that will be built at Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township.

Plans for the massive memorial were unveiled during a news conference at the Clermont County Administration Building in Batavia Thursday, Sept. 16. Bill Knepp of Miami Township, along with fellow Korean War veterans R.J. Vilardo and Robert Sterling are founders of Korean War Veterans 1950-1953 United, the group that has put together plans for the memorial…for those who didn’t come home.

Knepp was close to tears as he described the centerpiece of the 100 foot by 200 foot structure.