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South Park High School war heroes will be remembered

South Park High School will honor the school’s fallen war heroes on May 23.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the dedication of a bronze plaque at the school honoring 15 former South Park students who served in the military during the Vietnam War era. The plaque is sponsored by American Legion Posts 64 and 721.

Then the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross medal will be awarded to 123 former South Park students who served in the military and died in wars. In April 2018, alumni began a “fallen warrior project” to identify those eligible for this honor who hadn’t been recognized.  The honorees will include one from World War I, 114 from World War II, seveb from the Korean War and one from Vietnam.

Sen. Timothy Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and the state Department of Military and Naval Affairs helped alumni apply for the state award.

Anyone with information about fallen warriors from the school may contact the school at 816-4835 or by email at



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