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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Honors Late Korean War Veteran, Presents Medal to Grandson from Southington

October 30, 2018
Press Release

Enfield, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) presented the family of the late-Korean War Veteran, Luther Cuffee, with his service medals. His grandson, Jacob Cipriano accepted the medals on his grandfather’s behalf. Cuffee’s daughter Soncerae Cipriano and her husband Christopher were also in attendance.

Cuffee served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1956, which included a tour in Korea. He retired as an Airman Second Class. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, the United Nations Korean Service Medal, the United National Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Jacob was presented those awards by Congressman Larson. Jacob is currently a student at the CREC Civic Leadership High School in Enfield where the ceremony was held and is a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

“I was honored to present the family of Luther Cuffee with his service medals today. The Korean War has been called the ‘Forgotten War’ but should be called the ‘Forgotten Victory.’ It is always a tremendous privilege to honor Korean War veterans who fought so bravely for their country. Luther’s service and sacrifices will never be forgotten,” said Larson.