Three of Superior’s Korean War veterans will be honored for their military services at the Armed Forces Day ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at Superior High School. Cabin Fever Quilters will present Wayne Bricker, Lee Magone and Doug Cummings with quilts in honor of their services in the Korean War. The event begins at noon and is open to the public.
When Wayne Bricker was 19, a few of his unemployed friends persuaded him to join the Marines on the buddy system. One was stationed Hawaii, another never left California, and Bricker spent 15 months in a tent at the base of Mt. Fuji. Although Bricker never went to Korea during the war, he did get deployed to Japan as part of a Korean Conflict backup unit. After serving in the Marines from 1953 to 1956, he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After Bricker’s discharge, he briefly returned to Sandpoint, Idaho, and later moved to Superior to enter the logging business. He married Toots Bricker in 1962 and they had two children. Now 85, Bricker and his wife recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.