PERU, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This veterans Day comes on the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Many Korea veterans have been disappointed over the years because they never got the welcome home, or the recognition so many other veterans have received.
Glen Tompkins is one of them. Tompkins is 81 now, and still running his woodworking business in the small town of Peru. Tompkins was badly wounded in Korea, but recovered even after doctors told him he wouldn't. He says working has been the key to his recovery, and dealing with the disappointment of being a veteran of the Forgotten War.
Glen Tompkins is one of more than 11,000 living Maine veterans of the Korean War. 245 Maine men were killed in that war.
There is a memorial to all of them in Bangor, and a private group is raising money to build another Korean War monument in Augusta.