Somewhere in Germany, a World War II veteran may be telling stories about the time he came back from a mission with a gaping hole in his pants. He has Monroe resident Jack Young to thank for that.
Young, 99, was one of five World War II veterans honored Saturday at the Senior Center in the Living Heroes Tribute, organized by the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. The other honorees were Arthur Ludlejian of Monroe, and Franklin “Bud” Beattie, John Barbuscak and Leroy Glover, all of Shelton. The men received citations from the U.S. Senate and state General Assembly, in addition to other gifts from the Fallen Heroes Foundation.