Another Look at the DMZ

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Russell Delauter Honored for Korean Service 

By Harry M. Covert

THURMONT, Md.

Of late eyes of the world have been intense on both the North and South Koreas.

None though moreso that Russell Delauter, the Thurmont and Frederick County icon who recently celebrated his 89th birthday.

He was a 20-year-old soldier sent to South Korea in 1950 as the bitter war dragged on until 1953.Russ was raised mostly in Myersville/Ellerton, Frederick County. He and his cousin Francis Delauter joined together, not drafted.  

Delauter survived the battles of the Chosin Reservoir.

In November the businessman and civic leader was honored for his distinctive military service.… Read More