MANSFIELD — Bruce Phipps, commander of the Richland County Joint Veterans Counsel, announced an American flag will be raised Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 in front of the Richland County courthouse at 6 p.m. to honor deceased Richland County U.S. Army Veteran James (Jim) H. Hunter.
Jim was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High, Class of 1948, and a veteran of the Korean War serving, with the U.S. Army from January 1952 to August 1953. He also served four years in the National Guard.
Jim was born in Mansfield, Ohio, one of ten children of the late Curry T. and Mary M. (Burkhart) Hunter.
Hunter was very successful as a carpenter for 50 years, working many years with his dad and retiring in 1989. He loved working with wood and was a master cabinetmaker.
Jim was a 59-year member of Richland County Voiture 20, 40 et 8, 62 year member of the American Legion Post # 16, Sons of Herman, AMVETS and Korean War Association.
James died away Feb. 5, 2017, and is buried in the Veteran Section of Mansfield Cemetery. Albert leaves his wife Leona, daughter Valerie (Alan) Liston and son Steve (Glenda) Hunter, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The honored veteran’s flag will be flown for 21 days at the Richland County Administration Building, after which Hunter’s name will be engraved on a brass name plate and added to a plaque listing those veteran’s honored in the same manner already displayed on the wall in the foyer of the Richland County Administration Building.
The Joint Veterans Council of Richland County operates the flag program. To seek this special honor for a deceased family veteran, contact Phipps at 419-524-5844.