Conn. inducting 10 into Veterans Hall of Fame
HARTFORD, Conn.—The former adjutant of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and nine other veterans are being inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
Burke Ross of Shelton, a Marine in World War II, was among the leaders in an effort to have a stamp issued in honor of the order The group is composed of military personnel injured in combat.
Ross is among 10 veterans who will be inducted Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building.
The others are Madelon Baranoski and Ronald Perry, both of Meriden; Samuel Beamon Sr. and John Chiarella, both of Waterbury; the Rev. G. Kenneth Carpenter of Mystic; Ronald Catania of Rocky Hill; Harold Farrington of Old Saybrook; Phillip Kraft of Darien; and Richard Rampone of Berlin.