COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ford Oval of Honor recognizes the common people among us willing to step forward and serve our country, like Jack Kelly, who was assigned as a rifleman in Easy Company, 2nd battalion, 7th Marines during the Korean War. In November of 1950, Kelly and his company arrived at Hill 1282, just north of the Chosin Reservoir.
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Every year during Boom, we take time to showcase the veterans who fought bravely to keep our country safe and free.
Earlier Monday evening, 11 military members were named into the Ford “Oval of Honor,” in recognition of their accomplishments.
After the ceremony, they served as grand marshals of the “Red White & BOOM!” parade.